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by PHXWRLD
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?
Replies: 49
Views: 5355

Will this be the year Southwest Airlines finally doesn't make a profit?

Southwest has been an industry leader in profit since its founding about 50 years ago. They have never had an unprofitable year. Will that finally change in 2020? Also wondering how they managed to stay profitable for so long in such a volatile industry.

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Jetblue keep its costs down?
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

Re: How does Jetblue keep its costs down?

Their labor costs are cheaper. They pay their employees less than the legacies and Southwest do. They also make their Flight Attendants clean the planes in between flights instead of having professional cleaners like the legacies do. That seems like a fairly insignificant cost saving, especially wh...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Jetblue keep its costs down?
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

How does Jetblue keep its costs down?

Jetblue Airways is a major low cost carrier in the US, primarily flying in the northeast and Florida. Their prices are generally at least somewhat lower than the legacy carriers. How do the achieve this? They don't have a uniform fleet, and they have numerous extra expenses like flying from expensiv...

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by PHXWRLD
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 1702

Re: Aircraft Maintenance

Are hangers needed for A checks?

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by PHXWRLD
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 1702

Re: Aircraft Maintenance

Also wondering whether airlines carry out maintenance themselves or contracts it out?

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by PHXWRLD
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 1702

Aircraft Maintenance

I was wondering what aircraft maintenance entails, how long it takes, how frequent it is, etc. I've heard there are A checks, B checks, etc. but I would like to know what those are and how frequent they are. Maybe if it varies by aircraft use the A320 as an example. Thanks!

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by PHXWRLD
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Terms
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Aviation Terms

The maximum take-off weight of an aircraft is the maximum weight at which it is permitted to take-off. This may be a certification limitation (generally a structural limitation to avoid overstressing components, but other things like maximum revolution rate of the undercarriage) or a performance li...

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by PHXWRLD
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Terms
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Aviation Terms

I asked a question about the A220 range, and the responses were great, but I found myself not understanding a lot of the terms. Can somebody explain what MTOW, OEW, etc. mean? I know what they stand for (Max Take Off Weight), but I don't understand how they can be increased/decreased and how they im...

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by PHXWRLD
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 40
Views: 7363

Re: A220 range and A223LR

So, how far can the current A221 go? JFK-SFO? JFK-DUB? JFK-LHR? What about the A223 (non LR)? Can it do the same as the A221?

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by PHXWRLD
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 40
Views: 7363

Re: A220 range and A223LR

Does the A221 actually have more range than the A223? If so, how? In general, larger variants have more range (788 vs 789, 762 vs 763, A320 vs A321). Not necessarily. Early version of the 727-200 come to mind and early generation A320/321 as well. The A220-100 and -300 have almost exactly the same ...

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by PHXWRLD
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 40
Views: 7363

Re: A220 range and A223LR

Does the A221 actually have more range than the A223? If so, how? In general, larger variants have more range (788 vs 789, 762 vs 763, A320 vs A321).

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by PHXWRLD
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 40
Views: 7363

A220 range and A223LR

I was wonder what the real world range of the A220-100 and A220-300 are. Can the A221 do transcons? Also, I heard Moxy was getting their A223s with extra fuel tanks. How far does that push the range?

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by PHXWRLD
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

Anyone want to speculate if AA will keep PHX as hub during this downturn? It's only my opinion, but it seems PHX's connecting traffic could easily be handled over LAX and DFW. I would love to hear what others think (as long as you're civil about it!). AA's PHX is in no way in jeopardy, PHX is one o...

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I'm glad to see PHX receiving far fewer cuts than other AA hubs. It shows just how important PHX is to the world. It’s the smallest hub, bias much? What are you talking about, PHX is the third largest AA hub after DFW and CLT. It is also the third largest WN station after MDW and BWI, which I belie...

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When do these dirt cheap fares end?
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: When do these dirt cheap fares end?

I hope these cheap fares will be in PHX soon, right now things aren't as cheap as the rest pf the country. I guess this speaks to the strength of the PHX market as AA doesn't need to make fares super cheap to draw customers even during this hard time

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15249

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

Will the aircraft visit PHX?

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17240

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I'm glad to see PHX receiving far fewer cuts than other AA hubs. It shows just how important PHX is to the world.

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?
Replies: 22
Views: 5067

Re: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?

Why isn't UA using the 777 to PHX?

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID
Replies: 23
Views: 3434

US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID

I wanted to start a discussion to get all of your opinions on what are the most likely US3 hubs to get dehubbed because of the coronavirus and the likely incoming recession. Here are the possibilities I see for each carrier: DL: Their new coastal hubs in BOS and SEA seem vulnerable, as does LAX to a...

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

Anyone want to speculate if AA will keep PHX as hub during this downturn? It's only my opinion, but it seems PHX's connecting traffic could easily be handled over LAX and DFW. I would love to hear what others think (as long as you're civil about it!). AA's PHX is in no way in jeopardy, PHX is one o...

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's Western US Presence
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Delta's Western US Presence

With AA making an undeniably strong play in their Alaska tie up, Delta now finds itself in arguably the weakest position in the Western US. UA has always been, and still is today, the strongest player, with the premier TPAC gateway at SFO, a large and fast growing hub at DEN, and a strong presence a...

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by PHXWRLD
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 23
Views: 8682

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Can anybody apply or do you have to have been on the forum a certain amount of time?

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by PHXWRLD
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Ugh, this thread is painful to read. Can we just go back to the 2019 thread or maybe skip to 2021 or maybe sanity will take back over. I am looking forward to DFW getting more links to the Northeast in 2020. What in particular is "insanity" in this thread? I too, am curious what he means.

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by PHXWRLD
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?
Replies: 66
Views: 14315

Re: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?

PHL is lucky to have the intercontinental service it does. PHX, a similarly sized AA hub sees service to just LHR. We would happily take what you have. I wonder does PHX have more flights south of our boarder or to Hawaii than PHL? That would be a better comparison than with PHX-TATL. After all PHX...

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by PHXWRLD
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I don’t understand why AA operated BOS-PAR for so long, yet never considered PHX-PAR. BOS is not a hub or even focus city, while PHX is a major AA hub. Also, PHX is barely a smaller city than BOS so it’s not like BOS getting LIS service on DL but SLC not.

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by PHXWRLD
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

CLT has minimal traffic to Brazil, cities with meaningful traffic to Brazil can connect in MIA or DFW. Not sure I see a need for CLT-Brazil. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk CLT could provide connections from Brazil to smaller east coast markets that MIA doesn’t have. They account in total for ma...

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by PHXWRLD
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

chepos wrote:
CLT has minimal traffic to Brazil, cities with meaningful traffic to Brazil can connect in MIA or DFW. Not sure I see a need for CLT-Brazil.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


CLT could provide connections from Brazil to smaller east coast markets that MIA doesn’t have.

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by PHXWRLD
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51818

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

LAX continues to be a roadblock in our quest for Asia flights. We need to get rid of Doug Parker and get someone who would make the logical decision to stop wasting money trying to operate loads of LAX-Asia flights and would shift those flights to PHX for better connections.

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the South African market big enough for UA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Is the South African market big enough for UA?

I think UA saw seasonal CPT service as a niche market that wasn't being provided by any other carriers. It's similar to what they are doing with service from SFO to PPT. It serves a tourism market that attracts some well off travelers who will pay for the privilege of flying nonstop. I think the la...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 348
Views: 58103

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

marcogr12 wrote:
Do we know where the A350 will be flying to and the A339neos? Any chance will them in Europe?


A350s are currently just Asia+AMS, while the A339s are running SEA-Asia for now.

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

When were Japan and SYD ever proven? In the late 80’s, in America West. Japan would have worked had they served NRT and our loyal hometown airline fought hard against the government to get PHX citizens SYD service also. Oh...flights from 30 years ago that performed so poorly that they helped drive ...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50027

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

What do you all think about a PHX-SYD route?

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Cheap fares are not what the airlines are chasing after when they launch long haul flights. While PHX is a large city (I an a resident of the valley) realistically speaking PHX can not support the long haul services you desire. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I’m not asking for every long haul s...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

PHL is the 8th largest MSA on the U.S. yet there is not Asia service. Besides where would PHX LHR slots come from? Also unfortunately PHL and PHX had smaller business markets compared to SFO, LAX, JFK, EWR. It's about the number of frequent flyers that matter. We have hundreds of thousands of FFers...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51818

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Honestly I believe both AA and WN have neglected their PHX operations for a while. Both seem to have a static number of daily departures. AA has added destinations but then does things like cutting frequencies to places like SFO and SEA to ridiculously low levels so the overall daily departures doe...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I don’t understand why you all don’t think that PHX, the 12th largest US metro area, cannot sustain any long haul service beyond 2x LHR. SFO, the 11th largest metro area, has loads of service all over the world. PHX can definitely sustain service to at least major hubs like CDG, FRA, MAD, NRT, SYD ...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51818

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Doug Parker and AA has long neglected their loyal, faithful PHX hub. As soon as Doug gets the boot, which hopefully happens very soon, I think PHX will get what it deserves with flights to many of the cities that work from DFW and LAX such as MAD, CDG, FRA, NRT, and SYD. Especially SYD and NRT need...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?
Replies: 66
Views: 14315

Re: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?

Polot wrote:
PHXWRLD wrote:
PHL is lucky to have the intercontinental service it does. PHX, a similarly sized AA hub sees service to just LHR. We would happily take what you have.

That has more to do with geography than hub size.


No it has to do with one man: Doug Parker.

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I don’t understand why you all don’t think that PHX, the 12th largest US metro area, cannot sustain any long haul service beyond 2x LHR. SFO, the 11th largest metro area, has loads of service all over the world. PHX can definitely sustain service to at least major hubs like CDG, FRA, MAD, NRT, SYD a...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?
Replies: 66
Views: 14315

Re: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?

I wouldn't complain either. AA's PHL hub is arguably about the same in terms of offerings as UA's EWR hub. They consolidated it in the right way, IMHO. Actually, [email protected] and [email protected] differ quite a bit in terms of destination offerings. UA serves quite a few more destinations from EWR that AA doesn't ...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 348
Views: 58103

Re: Delta Network Thread 2020

If JFK_ BOM does well would like to see them consider Bangalore and/or Hyderabad in the coming year with additional A350's they could build India gradually. I think JFK-BOM is 5x after the winter. If it does well, they should probably make it daily first before opening another route. Personally I d...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51818

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Doug Parker and AA has long neglected their loyal, faithful PHX hub. As soon as Doug gets the boot, which hopefully happens very soon, I think PHX will get what it deserves with flights to many of the cities that work from DFW and LAX such as MAD, CDG, FRA, NRT, and SYD. Especially SYD and NRT need...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51818

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Doug Parker and AA has long neglected their loyal, faithful PHX hub. As soon as Doug gets the boot, which hopefully happens very soon, I think PHX will get what it deserves with flights to many of the cities that work from DFW and LAX such as MAD, CDG, FRA, NRT, and SYD. Especially SYD and NRT need...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?
Replies: 66
Views: 14315

Re: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?

PHL is lucky to have the intercontinental service it does. PHX, a similarly sized AA hub sees service to just LHR. We would happily take what you have.

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51818

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Doug Parker and AA has long neglected their loyal, faithful PHX hub. As soon as Doug gets the boot, which hopefully happens very soon, I think PHX will get what it deserves with flights to many of the cities that work from DFW and LAX such as MAD, CDG, FRA, NRT, and SYD. Especially SYD and NRT need ...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I wonder if AA would consider a second daily PHX-LHR flight. LAX gets two daily despite AA being much smaller there.

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1941
Views: 242102

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa153


Sad, hopefully they will start PHX-NRT to compensate.
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Ishrion wrote:
AA operated the final ORD-NRT flight today on their metal.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa153


Sad, hopefully they will start PHX-NRT to compensate.

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 348
Views: 58103

Re: Delta Network Thread 2020

Delta 2020 Confirmed International Additions/Changes: - BOS-MAN - BOS-LGW - ICN-MNL - LAX-AMS (Resumption) - DTW-PEK switches to PKX - SEA-PEK switches to PKX - NRT-ATL/DTW/PDX/HNL/SEA relocated to HND What could we see in 2020? - More growth from AUS/BOS to compete against AA's recent growth. - Mo...

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by PHXWRLD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 505
Views: 68708

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

pdxav8r wrote:
ANA787 wrote:
My predictions
-AS adds year round DEN, PHL, ATL, IAH


AS has already said they aren’t even bringing back seasonal PHL service, so it is highly unlikely they are considering it year round,


DEN definitely seems likely though.

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by PHXWRLD
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 505
Views: 68708

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

jbpdx wrote:
I flew Alaska/Horizon E175 PDX-MCI less than two years ago.


That is the longest Horizon route at present, however.

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