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by alasizon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 477
Views: 58168

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm just going off the last plan I heard of in the 2018 thread a few months back before they announced the demolition, they could've changed it and that could also be the case! According to the article, T2 airlines move after completion of the T3N renovation. I'm pretty sure at least one of the T2 ...

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by alasizon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 477
Views: 58168

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, T3 North carriers will move into the new south concourse when it opens, then T3 North will be closed for renovations/modernization. Once that is complete all T2 carriers will be moved into the newly renovated/modernized T3 North concourse and T2 will be closed and demolished. I thought everyon...

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by alasizon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 61733

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

IAD-LHR is very much expected to be launched. Expected by who? AA doesn't exactly have an excess glut of WB that need places to fly, particularly from LHR. Its far better for AA and BA to continue the BA flight and have AA use the WB elsewhere. If I were going to expect an LHR add outside of a hub,...

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by alasizon
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 61733

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

PHX- Europe on AA metal :checkmark: Tokyo next? Near zilch chance on Tokyo, at least not for another 3-4 years. The market isn't there. PHX will be near zero in 2019 more than likely. I would expect you to see a few regional adds plus one or two trans-cons at that'll be about it. AA's focus is on D...

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by alasizon
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 477
Views: 58168

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year from an unusually cold valley of the sun. Hoping for a good year for SkyHarbor. Speaking of this, which airlines currently deice their aircraft at PHX? I know as of 2014 there were four that did - AA, WN, DL, and FX, with WN and DL performing the deicing in-house and AA and FX using ...

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by alasizon
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

OK sorry to sound dumb but again, can we try to limit using codes that a lot of us don't know? What is a 32E exactly? Clearly it must be a sub-type of an A320 or 321, but can you spell it out please? Exactly, what is a 32E? This morning Routesonline as American's 321neo listed as 32Q. https://www.r...

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by alasizon
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 11836

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

*AA AMA-PHX MAY 1.0>0.1[1.0] JUN 1.0>0[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 1.0>0[1.0] SEP 1.0>0[1.0] That didn't last long, did it? Launched in April 2018, cut May 3rd 2019. The market simply didn't develop. Great to see BUR-SEA go up to 5 daily - has it ever been this high? During the MD-80 days, there were t...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

uconn99 wrote:
Does anyone know PDEW between BDL and PHX?


I haven't updated my tables with any of the 2018 data but the most recent data I have shows:

2017Q2 - 125.88
2017Q1 - 117.94
2016Q4 - 116.74
2016Q3 - 103.42
2016Q2 - 117.42
2016Q1 - 106.37

Peak that I could find is 2006Q1 - 201.94

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70056

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

I wonder if the Government will consider legalising radio jamming technology in sensitive locations? The problem is many of these drones operate on the 2.4 & 5 Ghz bands, the same bands that WiFi and almost all other consumer wireless technology. There is no easy way of targeting just the drones.

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103817

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

jgcotter wrote:
Four remaining E145 to transfer from Trans States to Envoy; N605KS, N606AE, N607AE and N610AE.


Last flight for three of those should be 12/23 or 12/24 so I'd expect a transfer back on the 27th/28th.

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12842

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

The storage issue on Airbus equipment is a legit point. For one thing, the Digeplayer cart takes up a significant amount of space, so I have no idea how AS intends to resolve this if they do indeed remove the seatback screens on the Airbus flights. From what I can deduce, the solution is to eventua...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Had a nice long chat with one of the navigators at the airport and she said they took a tour yesterday of the new Terminal 3 South. According to her they plan to open the second week of January however she thinks it will be a miracle if that happens. There is still a lot of work to do and the clean...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Had a nice long chat with one of the navigators at the airport and she said they took a tour yesterday of the new Terminal 3 South. According to her they plan to open the second week of January however she thinks it will be a miracle if that happens. There is still a lot of work to do and the clean...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 101
Views: 25462

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

MKEdude wrote:
Well, they did have to replace one. :duck:


To be fair, I'm pretty sure they just didn't end up retiring/returning one they had originally planned to.

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The connector bridge will go between N2 and S2 (essentially behind the Starbucks). I believe the thinking surrounding locating the bridge between N2 and S2 is that it would make restaurants / amenities on both the N and S side more easily accessible to travelers, would provide for a common exit for...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130530

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

What are the timelines for receiving the last of the first batch of 789 orders? There are two more coming before 2023, right? So then if I'm guessing correctly the A330-300 won't retire until 2023? 333's keep consistently being pushed back so it could be anytime from 2021 forward; nobody really kno...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

wn676 wrote:
Funny how the renderings don’t show the connector bridge. Also...no IAF?


AKAIK, there was never a plan to add a new FIS. Rather discussions have revolved around giving up gates in S4 in exchange for conversion of existing gates on N4 to Common-Use & connecting them into the FIS.

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by alasizon
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Which is great if you're an AA/OneWorld FF. For the rest of us, WN offers a nice alternative. Large City expansion by WN is great for all, but the expansion by AA into smaller cities probably is a bigger benefit overall. In my opinion, its a bigger benefit for AA to open up a new regional route (sa...

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by alasizon
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Now there's an idea...WN 737s non stop Phoenix-Honolulu, versus Hawaiian's 767's.. Those have been gone for a month. I'll take the 737 to Hawaii any day over the 757 or widebody. Rumor has it, the MAX can't do PHX-Hawaii year-round which is why AA chose to move forward with the NEO for PHX-Hawaii.

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by alasizon
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL seat map site as well as Airbus 220 Seat map
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

Re: New DL seat map site as well as Airbus 220 Seat map

That right hand side is going to have some misaligned windows.

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by alasizon
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

American Eagle currently operates a few nonstop routes that are longer than PHX-BNA on regional jets such as DFW-YYC, DFW-YUL, and MIA-MSP. Most of those routes are/were E175s, no? American Eagle operates DFW-YYC, DFW-YUL, and MIA-MSP nonstop flights using E175 regional jets. All of which operate n...

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by alasizon
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 17468

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

And ICT and SDF and LIT and FLL (although MIA covers it to an extent). It's interesting with limited LAX gates that they're choosing to avoid WN on PHX-SDF/TUL and go after LAX-SDF/TUL instead. AA is going to be taking WN head-on in more markets, there is enough traffic for AA to make a profit and ...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 17468

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

I'm surprised we're not talking more about the 787-8 to ANC. That's a lot of seats up north, and DFW is located pretty far south, in the contiguous US. What I mean is, if one were traveling from IND to ANC, would one rather go IND-DFW-ANC on AA or IND-MSP-ANC on Delta (or a similar itinerary throug...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94833

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I agree that the lack of AA PHX-BNA and PHX-MSY are two of the biggest remaining holes, but there are other nonstop routes such as PHX-CVG and PHX-TUL that could be added by AA. AA also has the option of adding American Eagle nonstop service to CVG, BNA, MSY, and TUL from PHX since CVG, BNA, MSY, a...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3558

Re: Peak Flying Questions

The Kalitta flights to LAX/SFO are technically not flying for FedEx. They are dedicated USPS routes handling the massive amounts of PML product flowing into the MEM hub via FX from throughout the FX network and then on to the very dense LAX and SFO markets. They utilize FedEx containers, but they a...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11255

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

You can still tell by the flight number ranges whether you will be on LAA or LUS aircraft although that does not necessarily mean you will have an LAA or LUS crew anymore. Not anymore, post FOI (back in October), AA & US flight ops are confirmed for flight numbers as well. There are already a s...

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by alasizon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11255

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

AA doesn’t make a distinction between LAA and LUS 319s. Eventually all the 321s will be the same sans winglets for the LUS 321. Thats not true, we certainly do make a distinction. There are three separate subfleets of 319s. The difference is in how they are operated and where but the interior confi...

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by alasizon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103817

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

With N264NN & N265NN being delivered, Envoy has begun the process of nearly doubling its E175 fleet, from 44 to 84 aircraft. But where will this growth occur? At the expense of another regional carrier? Also, won’t Envoy need more gates at ORD to be 175 capable? The stinger and the even L gates...

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by alasizon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103817

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Right now the split is 29 x E175 at DFW and 16 x E175 at ORD, with N264NN still in induc at ABI. They move around a lot, and DFW has room for more, but it seems like they might want to add more capacity at ORD at this point. DCA is seeing more E175 fly through traffic as well. The main capacity gro...

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by alasizon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11255

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

Wrong, anyone below wing is still not integrated as negotiations have been sent to section 6 mediation. Been in "talks" for 3 years. US787 Its splitting hairs. The helping hand initiative made fleet service integrated when it comes to the actual operation. When it comes to an actual contr...

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by alasizon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11255

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

RyanairGuru wrote:
So does this mean that pilots and flight attendants are already integrated?


Yes. MX is the only large group still left to integrate.

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by alasizon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown Dallas-area airport (Edit: It's NAS Dallas)
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Unknown Dallas-area airport

That is the old NAS Dallas (Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex now) aka Hensley Field. It was decommissioned in the late 90s/early 00s.

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by alasizon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11255

Re: AA/US Airways merger (yes, that's right)

MO11 wrote:
The US and AA fleets are still segregated by flight number blocks.


Not anymore, after FOS on 10/18; its just a single flight number block.

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by alasizon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11255

Re: AA/US Airways merger (yes, that's right)

The fleet integration is complete; just because you don't see 330s in DFW or 777s in CLT/PHL doesn't mean the integration isn't complete. The legacy bases simply just work best for those aircraft (why move whole bases of employees if you don't have to). As far as the 320 series goes; its such a larg...

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by alasizon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reconfiguration of CLT terminal into ATL-style layout?
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Re: Reconfiguration of CLT terminal into ATL-style layout?

I don’t recall where but I have seen renderings of exactly this. Runway 5/23 is stated for closure and eventually there will be multiple concourses running E-W with the 4 parallel runways going N-S. Probably 20 years down the road? Indeed, I've seen a rendering posted somewhere on this website of a...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38544

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

In any case I think this one will be returned to service after a change of engines (they ate a lot of EMALS debris), gear and of course the newly poop-stained pilots seats. The determining factor will likely be whether or not the engines and/or gear kicked up any debris into the belly or wing of th...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 508
Views: 103817

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

With N264NN & N265NN being delivered, Envoy has begun the process of nearly doubling its E175 fleet, from 44 to 84 aircraft. But where will this growth occur? At the expense of another regional carrier? Also, won’t Envoy need more gates at ORD to be 175 capable? The stinger and the even L gates...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38544

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Must not have been going too fast at the point of reaching the EMAS. It didn't go very far into it. Actually looks like they steered left into as they were concerned about going deep into EMAS or going into the street again. I'd agree with the veering to the left but based on how far into the EMAS ...

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by alasizon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130530

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

aaflyer222 wrote:
will any more s80 be retired this year? the plan lists 26 at year end, but there are more then that at present, and they do not normally remove any aircraft in december.


The October update has them planned to end the year at 30 which is where they are at currently.

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by alasizon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is baggage handling technologically still fairly outdated?
Replies: 32
Views: 2956

Re: Baggage stuck in 1960s

The reality is, it still takes time to offload an RJ or narrowbody. I've seen narrowbodies unloaded in less time than RJs as well because of the valet/planeside bag epidemic (when you have 50 bags to return gate side and then only 30 checked bags, the rate of offload slows down for those last 30 as...

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by alasizon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is baggage handling technologically still fairly outdated?
Replies: 32
Views: 2956

Re: Baggage stuck in 1960s

The reality is, it still takes time to offload an RJ or narrowbody. I've seen narrowbodies unloaded in less time than RJs as well because of the valet/planeside bag epidemic (when you have 50 bags to return gate side and then only 30 checked bags, the rate of offload slows down for those last 30 as ...

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by alasizon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver (3M) to start DAB-FLL in January
Replies: 61
Views: 5507

Re: Silver (3M) to start DAB-FLL in January

evank516 wrote:
[
Does anyone know if they interline with WN?


Nobody interlines with WN domestically.

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by alasizon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Excess baggage embargoes
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Excess baggage embargoes

There is only so much space for bags in the cargo holds of the aircraft that fly these destinations. The VFR markets check much heavier bag loads and in order to ensure all of the bags make it to their destination; the number of bags per person is limited.

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by alasizon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 14281

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

I was actually more interesting in hearing what their plans were for SJC and SAN. SAN will be more or less status quo until they can find more gate space at decent times. You had a financially conservative airline take over a lackluster financially performing airline and subsequently reduce seats. ...

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by alasizon
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130530

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Looks like N134AN and N135NN are both currently in DFW to get ETOPS mods to be converted from A321S to A321H. Interesting that they are growing this fleet. Future replacement of 757s for Hawaii? PHX-Hawaii is going to the 321NEO. The CEO can't make it. My guess is that they need a bit more flexibil...

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by alasizon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130530

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

It’s more important to bring a premium lie flat product to all the 32b on MIA -LAX Given MIA-LAX is served by the standard 32Bs, that would require retrofitting over 100 planes or creating yet another subfleet which has been stated as not the goal. The 321T is too premium for MIA-LAX to fill on a r...

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by alasizon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130530

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I wonder how the 319s they got from Frontier look inside. More like LUS 319s I would think. Power ports at every seat or 2 per 3 seats? I'm assuming they will get power ports at all seats but no AVOD. I don't there's been an official fleet schedule put out for 2019 that will detail new a/c and reti...

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by alasizon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?
Replies: 17
Views: 2215

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly. Maybe AA will handle the US ...

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by alasizon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130530

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

demkid wrote:
Still a few MD-80s to retire by the end of the year, correct? Anyone know when those are scheduled to leave the fleet?


I believe everything that is planned to leave for the year is already gone. The rest will leave in August 2019.

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by alasizon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130530

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Detroit313 wrote:
I had no idea all these 319s were coming so fast.


The initial plan was to have all three in service by end of year but that certainly looks like it won't be happening. I think only two will be in service.

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