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by asuflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Sun Country cut DFW/MSP to St. Kitts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Re: Did Sun Country cut DFW/MSP to St. Kitts?

I could see them back at STT and SXM again which they cut after Hurricane Maria.

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by asuflyer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito
Replies: 40
Views: 4873

Re: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito

They seem to serve DFW-UIO on and off over the years. Similar to JFK-SJO. GYE would be new, AA does really well at GYE from MIA, especially with cargo, but unlikely success could be replicated at DFW. AA should fly DFW-PTY (Panama City Panama) again which has international traffic due to its canal s...

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by asuflyer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7854

2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

The monsoon season in India has caused severe weather in parts of the country result in 3 aircraft overruns within 24 hours. Air India Express flight IX814 from DXB a 738 overran the runway at Mangalore. This incident saved by a ditch built after the crash of Air India Express 812 back in 2010. The ...

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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9026

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

SJO and MBJ are resumptions, SJO has been served on and off for the past 25 years, last in 2015, and MBJ last in 2011. JFK-LIR has never been served. UA serves EWR-SJO nonstop. LR/TA and Q6 have served SJO-JFK directly in the past, but they benefit from more VFR by stopping in SAL. I could see one o...

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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 58
Views: 7954

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

Is B6 getting a subsidy here? They have not had a lot of success in the smaller lower frequency Caribbean markets. AZS, LRM, STX to name a few. AF, PTP-ATL never made any sense as most of the French Caribbean-US traffic is to MIA/FLL.

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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels GYE-MAD
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: LATAM cancels GYE-MAD

The route is transferring to IB under the LATAM/JV on 13/12/19 to be operated with a A332 4x/week. It's an increase rather than a decrease.

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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5535

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

The second Cabo Verde Airlines 757 D4-CCG has received a red colored livery.
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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: White Plains airport (NYC)
Replies: 15
Views: 1930

Re: White Plains airport (NYC)

There is not much room at all left at HPN for additional flights, the airport runs at close to capacity.

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by asuflyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10864

EY sends first A350 to storage

Etihad's first A350-1000 test reg F-WZNI (A6-XWB) was sent to Bordeaux for storage. It is unclear at this time for how long and whether the airline will actually take delivery of the aircraft as apparently EY has not trained pilots for the A350, though some pilots from HX are now flying with EY. htt...

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by asuflyer
Wed May 29, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Systemwide Outage
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

AC Systemwide Outage

A systemwide IT outage has occurred at Air Canada, affecting Mainline, Rouge and Express. Customers are not able to check-in. A ground stop is in effect. https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_otherdis.jsp?advn=25&adv_date=05292019&facId=DCC&title=ACA%20MAINLINE%20AND%20SUBS%20GROUND%20STOP&...

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by asuflyer
Tue May 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TK going to EWR or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 3804

Re: Is TK going to EWR or not?

They were denied viable slots timings. Has nothing to do with UA connections, but timing at IST hub. Agreed, but United could likely have easily helped fix this. At the core is a strained relationship between TK and the rest of the Star carriers because TK is expanding faster than they like. UA has...

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by asuflyer
Sun May 26, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2500

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

All 767 aircraft have been retrofitted with the new interiors with PTVs. It’s surprisingly decent for a charter type product.

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by asuflyer
Thu May 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DA42 crash at DXB
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

DA42 crash at DXB

https://twitter.com/dxbmediaoffice/stat ... 65473?s=21
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Earlier this evening a small Diamond DA42 aircraft owned by Honeywell crashed at DXB. The airport was shut briefly before reopening using single runway ops.

https://twitter.com/dxbmediaoffice/stat ... 65473?s=21

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by asuflyer
Thu May 09, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK Routes over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1471

Re: AA JFK Routes over the years?

BDL, BQN, LRM, NAS, SJO, STX, VCP, YVR, were all served at some point.

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by asuflyer
Fri May 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9374

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Really the only large packaged holiday group that sells to Americans is Apple Leisure, through Apple Vacations. They currently fly people on Aeromexico, Allegiant, Volaris, VivaAerobus, and Sunwing charters and at times have used other airlines, including their own defunct airline, USA3000. Sun Coun...

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by asuflyer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come AC or UA don't fly YVR-IAD or YVR-BOS!?
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: How come AC or UA don't fly YVR-IAD or YVR-BOS!?

Last summer was the first year for AC on BOS-YVR. The route did okay, well enough to come back this year.

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by asuflyer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7227

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

This reminds me of Air D'Ayiti an airline that flew PAP to MIA and JFK in the early 2000's. It was operated by Falcon Air Express.

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by asuflyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N.E. United States Weather Diversions - April 26
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

Re: N.E. Weather Diversions - April 26

While the weather has been terrible in the NYC area, diversions aren't too extensive. This is the second day so far of the spring/summer afternoon thunderstorms. JFK Diversions BA173 London (LHR) B772 (G-VIIE) Diverted to BDL AA45 Paris (CDG) B772 (N753AN) Diverted to BOS AZ608 Rome (FCO) B77W (EI-W...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8051

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

I totally meant to say QR and failed. I really think the whole purpose was just to be a nuisance to the US3. It’s like they have a bottomless money pit. I doubt they were so much as a blip on the radar to the US3. Cool livery, but horribly executed. Maybe QR and EY can buy Alitalia and rename it Ai...

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by asuflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8771

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

Range, yes. Except on a 196 seat aircraft would be interesting. No flat beds, just simple recliners and I don't believe AA is going to go all the way to create another subfleet when they've been trying to reduce subfleets with Oasis. Well, hopefully that route is popular enough to get a 788 else I ...

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by asuflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 787
Replies: 17
Views: 3363

Re: Air Austral 787

They are planning to announce on a complete refleet later in the year to take place in the next 3 years using either newer 787 or A350's as well as replacements for their 737s. Do you have a source for this? Air Austral sure have a strange fleet with 4 aircraft types and those terribles 787. I can ...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services
Replies: 24
Views: 3195

Re: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services

That's exciting for Angola. What's the O&D demand like between Angola and the United States? Oil business. I'll bet dollars to donuts that the first route is IAH. That's been a scheduled charter route for years, and TAAG might be thinking they could get in on this deal. I read a trip report in ...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 787
Replies: 17
Views: 3363

Re: Air Austral 787

Air Austral is facing some headwinds at the moment. The entry of Frenchbee on the ORY-RUN route has caused them to lose market share. Air Austral has a lot of MX issues with these specific aircraft as F-ORLB is a terrible teen, and is overweight compared with later 787's. F-ORLC LN 22 is also a very...

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7217

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

Wow it seems everyone has no idea about the JFK-GEO market. This market is controlled primarily by BW and CM and increasingly AA. First of all Guyana is completely different than Barbados. BGI is a high end tourist market with a small VFR market. There is a huge Guyanese diaspora in the NYC area. Su...

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7217

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

JFK-GEO at one point was one of DL's most profitable routes from JFK. The market was forever served by defunct charter airlines, EZjet, North American, Travelspan etc before BW started it's daily flight. The MIA flight is working however given that B6 forced AA off SDQ, SJU, STI, and PAP the most VF...

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by asuflyer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8698

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

Tonight JFK has had to use 31L as the sole departing and arrival runway due to winds. 5 hour delays, 50+ aircraft inline for takeoff, numerous go arounds due to spacing and diversions.

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR-NYC Underserved?
Replies: 25
Views: 4359

Re: YVR-NYC Underserved?

It's not only cruise traffic, the 787 goes out full also due to connections to OZ as well as O&D. Really WS is the only airline that is missing from the route. WS is doing better on YYC-JFK, the flight is now year round. I could see them starting JFK from YVR if they could get the slots and once...

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After Summer, AA Ramps Up At JFK
Replies: 25
Views: 6166

Re: After Summer, AA Ramps Up At JFK

Really the ramp up is just slot sitting and a few more hub flights, it's not really a ramp up save for PHX, BWI, PHL, and PIT, the latter 3 which are all being served by E140's. All the others have been served at those frequency levels in the past. In the past year there have been frequency decrease...

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by asuflyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6431

OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

An Austrian Airlines A320 OE-LBY was being loaded by an armoured vehicle at Tirana when armed bandits stormed the aircraft forcing the cargo door open. A reported 10 million euros were stolen. The incident is reminiscent of a similar heist in BRU in 2013 of a Helvetic F100. Link so far only in Itali...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3620

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019

This expansion is supported by Icelandair. FI is currently flying with 1 757 there but later on they will receive their own aircraft managed by Loftleidir. The ultimate goal is to turn it into a hub similar to KEF with 12 aircraft. Ultimately it's success really depends on whether the government of...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15169

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Nonsense post. Bookings for May are already heavier than current early April (slow season) bookings. Not already failing. I wouldn't be surprised if this route ends up being very successful. It definitely is. They're showing around 100 or less seats remaining, mainly in Economy. I am unsure if you ...

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3620

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019

This expansion is supported by Icelandair. FI is currently flying with 1 757 there but later on they will receive their own aircraft managed by Loftleidir. The ultimate goal is to turn it into a hub similar to KEF with 12 aircraft. Ultimately it's success really depends on whether the government of ...

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by asuflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154628

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

TF-JOY was repossessed at YUL earlier this evening.

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21327

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Outside the US, gate space is mostly CUTE, and thus the airport authority can designate which airline uses which gate at a certain time. Whereas in the US, mostly flights have gates already allocated for specific airlines. Ex, AA would not add an additional flight to MSP, for example if they had no ...

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 13753

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

The FAA has lost credibility to have their certifications of aircraft, globally accepted by regulators in other countries. EASA, Transport Canada and CAAC will do their own certifications it appears from now on. I believe other countries with extensive aviation safety oversight will follow them as w...

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by asuflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire at YYZ T1
Replies: 0
Views: 755

Fire at YYZ T1

A small fire occurred in Terminal 1 at YYZ, this evening in a kitchen area. This part of the terminal houses the AC transborder gates. The fire was able to be extinguished by the fire services. Nevertheless it has caused a smoke condition leading the terminal to be partially evacuated and flight del...

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by asuflyer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:24 am
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 aircraft will be operated by Fiji Airways. Currently Italian charter airline Neos is operating for them.

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713640

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The FDR/CVR will be sent to Germany according to the AFP.

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA use JFK for O&D and PHL for feed?
Replies: 32
Views: 4327

Re: Should AA use JFK for O&D and PHL for feed?

It seems every month we have a thread about AA and JFK. AA still does well on LAX, EZE, LHR, GRU and MIA. While AA prioritized O&D routes, they looked beyond the fact there were significant OW connections at JFK. Many of these connections have gone elsewhere. JFK-MCO, TPA, LAS, and CUN most nota...

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by asuflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713640

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Not sure what Smartwings is up to. Their DXB-PRG MAX8 is circling near Istanbul at 34.000 ft and their SID-PRG MAX8 circling near Malta at 37.000ft, so apparently not about to land at those airports https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TVS1201 I was just about to ask the same thing. The A/C were rep...

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by asuflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713640

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://mailchi.mp/apfa/3hvdkgc33i

AA's FA union, AFPA are calling on Doug Parker to suspend use of the 737MAX.
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https://mailchi.mp/apfa/3hvdkgc33i

AA's FA union, AFPA are calling on Doug Parker to suspend use of the 737MAX.

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by asuflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9988

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

AC has in the past diverted domestic Canadian flights to BTV during bad weather at YUL. The a/c were refueled and then fly on to YUL.

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by asuflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK001 hits turbulence, lands at JFK with 32 injured pax
Replies: 20
Views: 6588

TK001 hits turbulence, lands at JFK with 32 injured pax

TK001 landed this evening at JFK from IST after encountering severe air turbulence. The pilots declared an emergency after several pax were injured. However when EMS arrived they discovered more passengers had sustained minor injuries. One two month old baby has reportedly suffered severe injuries. ...

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by asuflyer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Norwegian leave EWR at some point?
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: Could Norwegian leave EWR at some point?

I don't see any reason in putting specifically these two routes in Newark... are maybe the ones "less" business focused? The main reason Norwegian is there is due to lack of gate space at T1 at JFK during Norwegian's desired times. At that time Newark had additional international gate spa...

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7340

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

As others have said AA is late to the party, as has been typical in the last few years. They really only put their best product forward when they are forced to compete. B6 Mint does well on the route has a formidable FF base in BOS, which at times commands higher fares on BOS-LAX for B6 Mint than AA...

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by asuflyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew
Replies: 55
Views: 8578

Re: Observed today: the perfect dress/style of an Asian flight crew

This used to be the way in North America, just look at old PA, EA and TW photos. However in North America many FA’s are no longer trained extensively in customer service, hair and makeup, style combined with unions often deeming grooming rules as unenforceable. Airlines are additionally at fault, lo...

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by asuflyer
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr
Replies: 35
Views: 7904

Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr

An Air China 77W B-2040 operating CA983 from PEK to LAX diverted to Anadyr DYR in the Russian Far East due to a cargo fire indication. The evacuation proved dangerous and did not go as planned as the slides were blown out of position from the aircraft due to high wind gusts. The pax have been unable...

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by asuflyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23925

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

The aircraft ended up in the snow. The gear ended up hitting the engine. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D01aYz1X0AA4La8.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D01ZfkIW0AM2xBg.jpg Source https://www.facebook.com/CrownOfMaine/photos/pb.45547021971.-2207520000.1551724504./10157141191371972/?type=3&theater

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by asuflyer
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: loftleiðir majority in Cabo Verde Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: loftleiðir majority in Cabo Verde Airlines

It's really no surprise here. The Cabo Verde government is unwilling to continue to support loss making TACV. It caused a huge debate in the country even protests amongst former TACV employees who were laid off. The airline has potential to support the diaspora in Boston and Portugal, and hopefully ...

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