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by alasizon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2020 Q2 results
Replies: 56
Views: 11427

Re: AA Q2 results

Their average cash burn for Q2 seems high IMO @ $55M. IIRC, it was $40M for DL and $30M for UA. Their throwing caution to the wind attitude is coming back to bite them. DL and UA have been much more proactive about matching demand to supply in order to control cash burn. https://seekingalpha.com/ar...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29315

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

This definitely has all the markings of a dangerous goods incident; the investigation likely will identify either undeclared batteries, improperly packed batteries (either loose or not in a suitable box) or damaged batteries during transport to the aircraft (likely in conjunction with improperly pa...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5072

Re: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings

Interesting to note they were only able to cut payroll by 1.3%. By my estimates it should have been far more than that just based on the reduced flying bringing the pilots and FAs mostly down to minimums.

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29315

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

For those who think they can check in a tablet, laptop, or cell phone, think again. My understanding of the USA TSA regs is that you can have a device with an internal lithium battery smaller than 160 watts in your checked in luggage. Personally, I'd prefer that they would require said device to be...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15545

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

NK might as well pull out of SEA with a schedule like that...1x SEA-LAS. What's the point? You beat me to it. Not that I would miss them if they left. Right? I can’t Imagine they’ll even cover their costs for their counter, gate, staff. If they leave though, the barrier to re-entry from the gate pe...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports with the most challenging ground operations
Replies: 24
Views: 2688

Re: Airports with the most challenging ground operations

A lot of SE Asian airports have challenging operations for the gauge of flying they see.

There are also considerations like physical gate space that effect some airports with particularly dense concourses. The less space you have for GSE, the more likely "something" will happen.

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15545

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

Am I missing something here but how is Delta able to manage only 3 daily flights between Atlanta and Phoenix ? That seems very low compared to similar sized cities. There just isn't that much traffic right now to support it. Normally pre-COVID it was five flights a day so running 60% frequency is a...

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by alasizon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342047

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I’ll take in the information from my union! They speak for me and have my best interest at hand. I hope you are being facetious. Your union doesn't have your best interest in mind, they have the overall best interest for them in mind and ideally that will match up with a large number of their membe...

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by alasizon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5258

Re: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols

Being legal to take off and land at most airlines that follow FAA rules is predicated on the current ATIS not what a dispatcher or the company says. That is what is scary about this article. If Southwest or any airline can get the official weather changed to meet their needs, that is a huge safety ...

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by alasizon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5258

Re: Political pressure jeopardizing safety at MDW

More on topic I don’t get why you would need to pressure the airport to switch runway status. Can they land more planes closer together in dry conditions than wet? Take off and landing performance is far better on a dry runway. Wet runway impacts braking and therefore reduces the amount of weight y...

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by alasizon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MDW official accused of violating safety protocols
Replies: 32
Views: 5258

Re: Political pressure jeopardizing safety at MDW

Part of me does wonder if this is a minor snippet from a bigger issue that was blown out of the water in the sense of journalism. Personally, I've called two or three airports to get them to change the published field conditions from wet to dry because it had clearly long stopped raining and an old ...

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by alasizon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5341

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

For the big 3 airlines(AA, DL, UA) it seems a no brainer: after boarding priority/first class passengers, reverse the boarding order. “Group 1” should be the rear third of the aircraft. Group 2 the mid section, and Group 3 the area of the fuselage behind first class(or behind the comfort/2nd class)...

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by alasizon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26510

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

PHX-EUG definitely predates LAX-EUG. LAX-EUG/MFR/RDM on AA are some of the more recent domestic adds (although LAX-TUL/OMA/SDF etc. are even newer). LAX-EUG/MFR/RDM actually predates the PHX service as far as AA is concerned. US dropped the PHX routes at least a few years prior to the merger. PHX-R...

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by alasizon
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5341

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

For the big 3 airlines(AA, DL, UA) it seems a no brainer: after boarding priority/first class passengers, reverse the boarding order. “Group 1” should be the rear third of the aircraft. Group 2 the mid section, and Group 3 the area of the fuselage behind first class(or behind the comfort/2nd class)...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35200

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I can't get a straight answer, will LGB continue to be a blue city or will it have zero flights going forward? edit: well last day of operations at LGB is early Oct so I guess that means ZERO flights? sad, did not see that coming. Why keep token flights out of BUR and ONT but not LGB? BUR and ONT s...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35200

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Seems no matter how hard airlines try, all roads in LA lead to LAX where the money and customers are. Good luck, but suspect it will be brutal with so many overlapping competitors. The money is in SNA and BUR for domestic travel, they are just space limited. I don't see this though as being any les...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 365
Views: 43959

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

chrisair wrote:
Any insight in to how busy T3 is these days?


T3N is mostly dead in the middle of the day; T3S is busier than T3N but F9 often has 2-3 early RONs and DL has some long ground times.

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has a hail encounter.
Replies: 42
Views: 8994

Re: Delta has a hail encounter.

I suppose insurance will cover the damage in this incident Unlikely. The cost of this repair is probably less than the deductible. I've never thought about this - what is a typical "deductible" for an aircraft/airline like this? Do deductibles vary, or are they standardized as on autos? M...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169593

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

I think all the original Freedom Air CRJ 900s had the rear door but were plugged. You can see them @ the last window of each of these photos. (the HPX livery looked ssoo sharp on these birds) 521705 5906773 Was there a galley in the back originally? Never on the Mesa birds but other carriers did se...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169593

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

Aren't the black and white birds still flying normally for AA? is there something there that I am missing? I know that UA isn't using them. They are still able to be used in the AA system but haven't been getting regular use compared to how much they were being subbed during March & April. I ha...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169593

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

I think as part of an agreement last year I think, if certain performance metrics weren't met, then AA could exercise rights to pull some from the CPA...which they did exercise on some but all of what they could have...but now they are pulling those due to low demand. This should help create more s...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 365
Views: 43959

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

I flew PHX LAS Tuesday July 7 about 17: 00 and the A gates were packed. There were very few seats. My plane had about 50 empty seats, (A320). I guess they have consolidated ops in the A gates so that could account for the crowds. On arrival into LAS the Airport was empty. We arrived at the D gates ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9787

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

I just looked at that gate and the one next to it on Google Maps - yeah, that is just a dumb design there. Three different lines for B1, including two parallel ones that are 10 feet apart maybe. Pick a gate size for that gate and clean that mess up. Not like there is a lack of gates for AA at that ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55087

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Vctony wrote:
I saw some numbers that WN was close to 70% of pre-COVID passenger volume at PHX.


They are running ~60% schedule at 66% capacity so even if everything was full it would put them at 40% of capacity.

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 9787

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Wow. Given the lack of traffic, this is like crashing on an empty freeway. Clearly you missed how busy DFW has been. Either way, in order for a two aircraft incident to happen, all it takes is two aircraft; not hundreds. oh dear..... any word on what plane collided with the 175??? Hearing it was an...

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by alasizon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5657

Re: Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

Some places choose to have their satellite imagery scrubbed; it very much is an edit job. There were planes there when the imagery was taken.

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by alasizon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 829
Views: 169593

Re: AA Eagle @ LAX

We also need to take into account the age of the YV CRJ 900 fleet. They were the first "big rj" operator - hence "Freedom Air" as the initial certificated operator of them - going back to 2003! Those birds could be getting a bit long in the tooth. A handful of Mesa 900s have bee...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16352

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

DDR wrote:
Would it be possible to sell enough advertising to pay for the new seats? Make everyone watch 10 to 15 minutes of commercials before “control” to change channels, etc. is released?


Only if you really wanted to convert to the full ULCC model which would probably lose AA even more money.

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines reach CARES Act loan agreements with Govt
Replies: 32
Views: 4618

Re: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach Loan Agreements with Govt

OO could be singling that they're anticipating a significant cut in their flying, which isn't surprising to me, because they're far from the cheapest regional out there. The only OO flying that is seemingly at risk is some of the DL CR9 flying; but even then I can't see OO reducing their footprint ...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines reach CARES Act loan agreements with Govt
Replies: 32
Views: 4618

Re: AA/NK/F9/HA/OO Reach Loan Agreements with Govt

OO could be singling that they're anticipating a significant cut in their flying, which isn't surprising to me, because they're far from the cheapest regional out there. The only OO flying that is seemingly at risk is some of the DL CR9 flying; but even then I can't see OO reducing their footprint ...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16352

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Its so funny how this is such a first world problem. I just bring a book and a crossword puzzle. I'm set for anything of transcon length or less. Problem solved. Many now just don't have the same preference for paper in their hands. Whether it be crosswords, word searches or an actual book, the num...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207692

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

AKL surprises me a little bit. Before all of this started, they were going to move up the start date of LAX-AKL by a few weeks. Now they are not even going to be operating it come October. How did LAX-SYD perform in normal times? AKL probably has more to do with the fact that NZ is more or less clo...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19269

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

They can't seem to get the livery right, and I think that comes from the expectation attached to the "Eastern" name. This carrier would have so much more potential with its own identity. Agreed. This livery is very good but would be better suited for a name like "Navigator Air Lines&...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 4306

Re: Reuters: Airbus 15K job cuts outlined 30 June 2020

From the Reuters article: "About 37% of the 135,000-strong Airbus workforce is due to retire this decade, led by veterans of its best-selling A320." As the year 2020 is the last year of this current decade, I think Reuters ment "in 10 years". :geek: The world of learning how to ...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 365
Views: 43959

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

AA will operate the B789 on PHX-HNL-PHX from 11/19/20-03/27/21, I wasnt able to find if this was coming from ORD or CLT. Generally it originated in CLT as A333 I wouldn't read much into the domestic widebody schedules right now. November probably won't be finalized until middle of Aug/ealy Sep. I w...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207692

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Well there we have it, this seems like an obvious move for AA in LAX: International has been a struggle for AA in LAX, however now it is much easier to cut knowing your competitors will likely follow suit & while also knowing that international demand will be suppressed for potentially years to...

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by alasizon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 365
Views: 43959

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

BA744PHX wrote:
AA will operate the B789 on PHX-HNL-PHX from 11/19/20-03/27/21, I wasnt able to find if this was coming from ORD or CLT. Generally it originated in CLT as A333


I wouldn't read much into the domestic widebody schedules right now. November probably won't be finalized until middle of Aug/ealy Sep.

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6908

Re: Garuda A330 runs off runway

There is a better image here: https://www.news18.com/news/auto/garuda-indonesia-airbus-a330-plane-wheel-sinks-in-ground-after-going-off-tarmac-while-backtracking-2696703.html https://images.news18.com/ibnlive/uploads/2020/07/1593616411_garuda-indonesia-a330..png Best I can figure out, they were back...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova
Replies: 19
Views: 3877

Re: New Helicopter Manufacturer found. Or rather, busted. In Moldova

The article implies that the act of smuggling helicopters specifically is illegal.
A) How does one smuggle a helicopter?
B) Why is it smuggling of helicopters that specifically is illegal?

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207692

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Maybe someone with more knowledge of LAX can guide me here: Would AA be able to use any of the gates that were being used for Asia & other long-haul, for additional domestic routes/frequencies? From AA pre-covid statements, it appeared that there wasn't much room to grow domestically otherwise ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207692

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

CLT-FCO and PHL-BUD are the two main cuts that don't make sense to me, but other than that I get it. Seasonal summer flying with little premium demand on both routes. Agreed but CLT-FCO fills the demand in the summer without any issues and makes money. It isn't as if they are selling all the seats ...

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by alasizon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1458
Views: 207692

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

CLT-FCO and PHL-BUD are the two main cuts that don't make sense to me, but other than that I get it.

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by alasizon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3259

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Big believer in airports being named after the geographic area served. Did anyone ever call SNA “John Wayne Airport”? “Orange County”, yes. I hear maybe a couple hundred people a year call it John Wayne but far more people call it Santa Ana as opposed to Orange County. Or more often than not, the J...

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1229

Re: American to use all seating July 1

The reality is that keeping middle seats open does nothing for actual health, it is a feel good measure. Enforced mask policies are more effective than 18" of separation. I respect your opinion, but disagree. In this environment, I'm grateful for every single inch of additional separation from...

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1229

Re: American to use all seating July 1

Sounds like United will follow suit. United was the first to announce this, so AA is really following UA's suit here. Some people will still book with AA regardless of this move. You can argue that they’re putting money over health safety but at the end of the day there are people that are not worr...

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most seasonal airports
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: Most seasonal airports

There are the ski markets of the world that see very limited service outside of the winter.

You also have airports like JAC which are dual-seasonal (summer and winter) while being far quieter in the spring and fall.

I agree though, you need more specificity on what you are looking for.

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182283

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Detroit313 wrote:
It would be stupid to not do Kodiak on all the MAX airplanes right now when they are grounded.


Kodiak still costs money.

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by alasizon
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342047

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://dl.fltmaps.com/en
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ROCDLFAN wrote:
Would anyone possibly have a link that could be provided for the route map? Attempting to see where ROC/BUF/SYR are at for August but not able to figure out where the location of the map is. TIA


The official DL route map is available at https://dl.fltmaps.com/en

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