The judge has given AA and B6 30 days to "end it." I wonder how this will affect people who have purchased "AA" tickets on B6 flights for this summer? Or, like me, who used AA miles to book a B6 flight (mine is FLL-SFO in Mint end of July).Jump to post
Very disappointing. Justice Department wins lawsuit to undo JetBlue, American Airlines partnership in the Northeast The Justice Department has won a lawsuit to undo American Airlines’ partnership with JetBlue Airways that allowed them coordinate routes and schedules in the Northeast U.S. https://www...Jump to post
I personally think the XLR has big potential from MIA. Allows a restart of routes like MIA-MXP, and can potentially try some secondary South American routes like COR, BSB, VCP. A dream of mine is MIA-AEP and MIA-PDP, but holding my breadth on those two. Milan is a massive market from Miami and will...Jump to post
They will also become a fixture on MIALAX. Source for this? I haven't seen anything even hinting at that. AA seems quite happy offering just 20 lie-flat seats a day on MIA-LAX-MIA for the past few months. They have nothing else to offer. They have 74(!) less lie flats equipped planes today than in ...Jump to post
MAH4546 wrote:They will also become a fixture on MIALAX.
Indeed they could benefit from US-AMS-India connections but why specifically EWR? I mean, they already serve the New York area through JFK. Anyone wanting to fly KLM out of the New York city area can just fly out of JFK instead. And it's not like they got any connections at EWR, all their connectio...Jump to post
That's compressing what is 30 years of service by Air France at EWR. EWR-Paris is a strong business route, pharmaceutical industry in particular. That's secret of the success of La Compagnie which offers all business class. Air France ceded that when they left. Then there's the obvious draw of US t...Jump to post
I mean, I'm not trying to argue, I just don't understand the opinion part unless the opinion is that 30 airlines does not constitute a wide variety. In that case, yes, we have different opinions. EWR hosts 30 different airlines. To me, that's a pretty wide variety. But yeah, there are others that h...Jump to post
The A388 has to be a mistake. For one, the inbound aircraft that just arrived is a B789, and two, EWR is not set-up to handle A380 ops. Yeah I noticed that too. No way the A380 will ever get to EWR (though it would be fun to see!). So.... nobody (yet) can explain why BA has cancelled so many times ...Jump to post
I think KL will come back to EWR-AMS, maybe for summer 2024. AF returned this year, BA is back to its pre-COVID schedule. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see VS back in the market eventually. Would be interesting to see how the AF flight is doing with the 777 on the route. The last time they flew t...Jump to post
I get there weekly. They certainly do have a wide variety of airlines at JFK, they always have. The statement though, was "its not an airport with a wide variety of airlines". EWR may not be JFK, but they definitely do have a wide variety of airlines - especially as the second large inter...Jump to post
This is astonishing. Monday the 24th through Thursday the 27th, all cancelled.
Anyone know why?
Good for EWR. While it's not an airport with a wide variety of airlines, the large number of destinations served non-stop is quite impressive. :confused: Among the airlines serving EWR are: Air China Air India Air Premia Austrian Egypt Air El Al Emirates Ethiopian French Bee Icelandair LOT Singapor...Jump to post
For those advocating for a third runway, my understanding is that the ultimate bottleneck is the airspace available. There simply isn't the ability to be able to utilize a third runway at EWR due to airspace constraints.Jump to post
I totally agree with you, a 757 from LAX and SFO to MIA would work well for UA. Has UA ever served LAX-MIA? Or LAX-FLL for that matter? SFO-MIA and SFO-FLL seem to be seasonal, I can never tell when they’re operating though seems it isn’t inconsistent. What is considered off season for Miami? Way b...Jump to post
Good for EWR. While it's not an airport with a wide variety of airlines, the large number of destinations served non-stop is quite impressive.Jump to post
I’ve always wondered, if UA wanted to enter the LAX-MIA market, would it make more sense for them to go for the premium travelers or non-premium travelers? They have a plane for either type. If they wanted to go for premium, they could throw a 752 on it as you said, or even a WB with Polaris seats ...Jump to post
It is a combination of the current summer season approaching as well as the WB shortage. They need the WBs for Europe right now. You might see to see more WBs return to these routes in the winter, but nothing like it was back during Covid. Most of the routes you listed with WBs were because of Covi...Jump to post
AA used to fly multiple widebodies on MIA-LAX up until fairly recently. Some people (who have posted above) have stated (over and over again) in the past that MIA-LAX is a heavy "premium demand" route. Well... something must have happened where the "premium" demand has dried up, ...Jump to post
What is the process like if UA wanted to add more flights to MIA or FLL? Don’t think these airports are slot controlled like others but assume it isn’t easy to add capacity at these airports. How does that process work? UA talked about wanting to expand in Florida in the most recent earnings call, ...Jump to post
It appears the 77W has been dropped from LAX-MIA. My redeye in August was changed to a a321. Yes, I noticed that too. It's currently all A321 standard domestic configuration (and asking up to $3,000 one way in First!) and apparently the 77W was a "placeholder" from August onward. That has...Jump to post
Thanks - very helpful. Kinda nervous never done a narrowbody to Hawaii. Always was HA 330. The 737 will get you there, just like an A330 or a 747 will. But the big difference is that you'll be on the plane for close to 7 hours and different people have different tolerances of being inside a space o...Jump to post
While this makes sense to me, what does NOT make sense is the talk of AA using the XLRs on JFK-LAX/SNA/SFO. Why would they use the long-range version of the A321 on a 2,500 domestic route when it's really needed on the thin TATL routes when a standard A321 with the new J class seats could do the jo...Jump to post
We will definitely see some. I suspect that the first XLRs out of CLT will mainly be used to extend some of the seasonal TATL routes like MAD/CDG to year-round. After that I imagine a few frames will add some new destinations out of CLT. But not expecting CLT to get the name amount of XLR ops as PH...Jump to post
Why is LGA so far behind? It can’t keep up with Miami, Phoenix? Miami is a much better run city than NYC. It's not perfect, but it's far better run than NYC. I don’t know about that: https://nypost.com/2023/03/19/sunday-night-after-two-fatal-shootings-flood-of-people-guns/ That's Miami BEACH. I'm t...Jump to post
LCDFlight wrote:Why is LGA so far behind? It can’t keep up with Miami, Phoenix?
WestJet just got government approval to takeover of Sunwing. Canadian consolidation in progress!
https://toronto.citynews.ca/2023/03/10/ ... -approved/
Raventech wrote:VASAviation Illustration of the event.
corn4ahead wrote:This is a pretty weak thread.
Add the Convair 880/990 if you can. I think they were the fastest of the bunch.Jump to post
I rode that AA bus to the Eagles Nest a few times and in May the driver was very chatty and friendly at the expanse of paying attention. A lot of the problem is that Airport should have terminals like that connected and eliminate the buses. I had an airfield drivers license at PHX a few years ago a...Jump to post
While the focus is clearly the big national carriers (and for good reason), I wonder if a version of this could be applied to carriers like Eastern. Eastern constantly announces new routes, sell tickets for said route, and then abruptly cancel the route to either to schedule charters or simply beca...Jump to post
Looks like the company that owned the plane has had quite a few crashes over the past few years:
https://www.ctinsider.com/news/article/ ... 731667.php
Define a proper divide? Bulkhead that goes (substantially) from floor to ceiling which is what AA always had separating first from coach. Whey they did the refurb, AA initially went with just a flimsy piece of plastic hanging down about a foot (or less?) rom the ceiling between first and economy, m...Jump to post
I just took a look at MIA-LAX for April and sadly, it's all A321s. And EXPENSIVE to boot! $1278 / $1533 / $3017 for an uncomfortable, standard seat in First! I believe the 77W returns in May for one of the 8 nonstops on MIA-LAX. JetBlue has 2 flights operating with lie-flat seats (MINT) on MIA-LAX....Jump to post
I just took a look at MIA-LAX for April and sadly, it's all A321s. And EXPENSIVE to boot! $1278 / $1533 / $3017 for an uncomfortable, standard seat in First!Jump to post
Could it be to avoid backups or shorten the approach time? For passengers going to one of the higher numbered/lettered terminals, not having to be part of the traffic going round to the earlier terminals would be nice -- that was always a major irritant of mine when picking up/dropping off at airpo...Jump to post
Nice to see these additional option from EWR thanks to the A321LR.Jump to post
AA seems to have restarted 77W services on JFK-MIA (flight 449) for the first time since March. This makes JFK have 4 AA 77W destinations (LHR, DEL, GRU, and MIA). https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa449 Does domestic Flagship First (JFK-MIA/SFO/LAX) get access to the Chelsea lounge at T8?...Jump to post
From the press release - note that the meals will be made with REAL food!
On longer flights, the option of fresh meals made with real food and healthy ingredients is also available.
I heard somewhere that AA1 NYC-LAX was 5:45 in 60's on 707, now it's 6:30. Airport congestion, traffic congestion, more people flying, all makes things slower. In 1974, AA3 JFK 12:00p-LAX 2:40p was 5:40 on a 747-100. Today, AA331 JFK 11:29a-LAX 2:52p is 6:27 on an A321-200. In 1975, NA81 JFK 9:55a-...Jump to post
I wonder if EI will switch to T8 now that they're part of the OW transatlantic joint venture and are codesharing with AA across other hubs. Are they? I just checked and they still only honor Alaska, BA, Iberia and... UNITED Airlines frequent flyer accounts. Yes, they are: https://www.britishairways...Jump to post
alancostello wrote:I wonder if EI will switch to T8 now that they're part of the OW transatlantic joint venture and are codesharing with AA across other hubs.
What really surprised me is AA has already retired one of their 777-200's? N780AN fleet number 7AL, has been retired?
ContinentalEWR wrote:AA's hubs are in DFW, CLT, MIA, ORD, PHX, PHL, and LAX. Focus cities include AUS and BOS. LHR is the airline's largest overseas station.
Probably nothing new until a much more efficient engine becomes available. So... in the meantime (next 10 years?), it's more 737s and A320 series coming off the assembly lines.Jump to post
From the "African Aviation Group" on Facebook: Captain Rubaga, chief pilot and the pilot in command of the Precision Air #PW494 who crashed this morning. He is scheduled to retire next year. Unfortunately, he did not survive the crash with his co-pilot, first officer Peter Omondi. May they...Jump to post
Notice how none of these are set to be operated by their high capacity narrow-bodies (752/739). I know United loves to schedule a certain aircraft (aka 738) and vary between types, but will that be the case with this? That was the second thing I looked at too (after scanning the city list). UA has ...Jump to post
Based on the replies so far, clearly I'm the only person with two functioning arms and two functioning legs to have ever tried traveling on the NYC subway with luggage and found it a grueling experience. I would never have guessed I was a minority of one!Jump to post
Travelers and NYers are adaptable. A turnstile or some steps is not going to stop them for using a direct subway link to the airport in favor of buses instead. We’ll take the existing turnstiles and steps for a faster, more reliable, and more predictable trip to the airport. Have YOU tried doing th...Jump to post