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by cathay747
Sat May 16, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51109

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

It applied to fly between PHX and SYD, but its application was rejected, And just as well. An even more absurd route idea than flying to NGO. They could have more easily just piled several million dollars on their ramp and set fire to it. Really makes you wonder what the credentials of their route ...

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by cathay747
Fri May 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15502

Re: United DC-10's

Looking at this, I can't believe that was in Apr. of 1998 ! Jeez, time flies! Yes time flies, but it doesn't surprise me since I remember UA retired their DC-10-10s around 20 years ago. Yeah, that's incredible too...9/11 will be 19yrs. ago this Sept., and that was the final blow to UA's DC-10 fleet...

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by cathay747
Thu May 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15502

Re: United DC-10's

IIRC it took forever to deplane the pax because none of UA's jetways at DCA could reach a DC-10 door, and needless to say they didn't have widebody-capable airstairs there either; I believe they had to drive a widebody airstair over from either IAD or BWI, and I believe baggage belts, etc. too. Bas...

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by cathay747
Wed May 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51109

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Decided to catch up on the PHX thread as I lived in northern AZ for 19 years and flew HP exclusively. Wasn’t there some connection between HP and Ansett Australian that they would link HP PHXHNL to Ansett’s HNLSYD? Then at some point HP took a few of Ansetts 737-377 and talks about 767s happened bu...

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by cathay747
Wed May 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1728
Views: 238333

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Hmm, so has Iceland been removed from the BA/IB/AY/AA JV that requires lie-flat business class seats on all routes? Given that all of the JV partners are in survival mode, I’m sure getting an exception won’t be too hard. Quite true, that seems logical, but somebody upthread mentioned the idea that ...

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by cathay747
Wed May 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15502

Re: United DC-10's

One can't forget that UA DC-10 diversion to DCA. Originally scheduled ORD-BWI, Baltimore had severe t-storms/low ceilings. Attempts to divert to IAD and ADW were aborted due again to poor weather; diminishing fuel reserves led the flight to land at DCA. https://www.flickr.com/photos/keleivis/427137...

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by cathay747
Tue May 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

STT757 wrote:
Nicknuzzii wrote:
So what does the future of TATL ops look like for AA from PHL?


You can't answer that without asking what does the pandemic look like in the future?


Truly. Crystal balls are only useful for about 2 weeks out at this point, max. 1 month (iffy), IMHO.

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by cathay747
Sun May 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9908

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

3 SQ A380s in the dirt at Alice Springs https://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_pictrure_780x520_/public/articles/2020/05/06/ym-sia-060520.jpg?itok=NzptTdZ0&timestamp=1588773432 https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/only-10-out-of-200-sia-planes-still-flying-p...

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by cathay747
Sat May 09, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15502

Re: United DC-10's

UA DC10s were daily visitors to Toronto for many years. 747s too! And ..... on the 55 minute 747/DC-10 flight from YYZ-ORD, United would serve you a hot breakfast, served on Genie Trays. (Remember those?) Yes, I still find it amazing that 747's were operated on such short-hauls back then; NW ran on...

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by cathay747
Sat May 09, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15502

Re: United DC-10's

Fun fact: it was sometime after Aug., 1978 (I don't know exactly when), that UA instituted an all-widebody policy for all trans-con nonstop flights, so other than the odd 747 which may have remained here & there on JFK-LAX/SFO, all nonstop trans-con's which were still being operated with DC-8's ...

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by cathay747
Sat May 09, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Loads are not an indicator of how successful a route is, it’s the revenue. CDG-CLT will not be operating in 2020. CDG will only see service to DFW and JFK for the summer season. PHL and MIA return in October. Exactly, regarding loads. I just saw within the past couple of days, maybe in this very th...

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by cathay747
Mon May 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51109

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

The inbound time will be a hassle more so than the outbound but if he tours the on-site Honeywell plant it'll be a much bigger headache as it'll restrict access to a large amount of the airfield currently being used for aircraft storage and aircraft are constantly being rotated or worked on out the...

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by cathay747
Mon May 04, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51109

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like Trump will be arriving in Phoenix on Tuesday to tour Honeywell at Sky Harbor. https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_8132.html In our time zone irs between 11am and 330pm. My assumption is that he will arrive here around 11, and depart here between 3 and 3:30, and tour Honeywell during ...

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by cathay747
Mon May 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51109

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like Trump will be arriving in Phoenix on Tuesday to tour Honeywell at Sky Harbor. https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_8132.html In our time zone irs between 11am and 330pm. My assumption is that he will arrive here around 11, and depart here between 3 and 3:30, and tour Honeywell during ...

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by cathay747
Sun May 03, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Some good news. It looks like the 737 and 321 retrofits will not stop. They've already dedicated money for the work to continue. With so many planes on the ground I wonder if they could actually accelerate the work? I can't wait until all the 321 aircraft are done. Those bins AA is installing on th...

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by cathay747
Sun May 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51109

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like Trump will be arriving in Phoenix on Tuesday to tour Honeywell at Sky Harbor. https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_0_8132.html In our time zone irs between 11am and 330pm. My assumption is that he will arrive here around 11, and depart here between 3 and 3:30, and tour Honeywell during ...

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by cathay747
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.

I'm all for mask wearing in the airport. But on the airplane and once the packs are on, I'm not sure how much transmission actually occurs. Is there evidence of airborne transmission on airplanes? We are in an evidence desert for COVID-19 information, but we do know that illnesses transmit on plane...

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by cathay747
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

And another hail event forecasted today with destructive hail possible. Hoping it misses the airport. https://twitter.com/MikeCollierWX/status/1255174235594674183 It's almost like AA is fishing for a massive insurance payout. But man, major damage to all those planes could also kill their recovery....

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by cathay747
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40867

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

JetSuite (the fractional business side) was always a loss maker. Its business model was flawed and lost money during the best of times. Hence the reason it has folded so fast. JetSuiteX (the airline) was started to diversify its business model and eventually move away from the fractional side. I ho...

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by cathay747
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL takes the crown in NYC
Replies: 36
Views: 7284

Re: DL takes the crown in NYC

For anyone claiming that this thread is stupid I am really questioning your intelligence. This is something DL has worked 10 years for but was unfortunately wiped away since. The point of the thread was to show the shift in service, not the effects the pandemic has had on air travel. I think I get ...

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by cathay747
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: AA hands out masks. B6 requires them.

I love this item in the B6 release: Small children who are not able to maintain a face covering are exempt from this requirement. This is brilliant given how small children are petri dishes writ large. That being said...this should have been done weeks & weeks ago based on common sense ; there s...

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by cathay747
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51109

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

According to this update on routesonline: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290969/american-airlines-may-2020-new-york-area-domestic-operations-as-of-26apr20/ ...AA to resume PHX/JFK... The following is overall operation for 08MAY20 – 03JUN20. Additional changes remain possible. <oth...

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by cathay747
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 410
Views: 51109

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Eurowings delays PHX launch to August 2, 2020: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290959/eurowings-s20-long-haul-routes-update-as-of-24apr20/ I'd put money on this flight being delayed until next spring. I'll call your $20, and raise you another $20. First evidence I've seen from tha...

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by cathay747
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14538

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

People will want to fly once the global travel ban is lifted. I'm not sure this is so simple. Many people will obviously want (or have) to travel. Some because they need it to work, some because they have family abroad they will want to see, some because they like to travel and have had to refrain ...

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by cathay747
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1728
Views: 238333

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

LHR was scheduled to operate with a 77E. Now changing topics, AA has requested the following exemptions to the DOT with regards to the CARES act. LIH - resumption August 18 OGG - resumption August 18 KOA - resumption August 18 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I am sure they will receive the same ...

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by cathay747
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

All AA 767/757 ground school Instructors and simulator instructors are being reassigned to different fleets. Yes, it’s official, the 767/757 fleet is DOA. So sad about the 757. What I thought was likely my last flight on one back in Sept. has now become the final one. All due to the fact that with ...

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by cathay747
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Another hail event in TUL requiring inspections of aircraft according to JonNYC I'm thinking AA gets a price-break from the TUL airport for all the parking they're doing (making it cheaper than ROW possibly), but at the same time they may regret using TUL given the time of year. These "weather...

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by cathay747
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airport movie plane spotting
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: Airport movie plane spotting

I don't believe Braniff was a DC-9 operator back then .. maybe in one of the reincarnations. My guess (without seeing a picture) is that it was a BAC 1-11 which Braniff did operate. It is in fact a BAC1-11. Also, the North Central Convairs at the opening and ending credits should be 580's...by the ...

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by cathay747
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I still think a lot people believe trace will return quickly which at the earliest it will be Summer 20201. A lot of business travel is unnecessary and really a perk which I'm not sure if it will every return to the previous levels. Before this AA had around 150 WB. Based upon a 25% reduction that ...

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by cathay747
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40867

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

From a Mar 25 email: "Guaranteed Single Seating for Social Distancing Onboard" "Space is precious - especially when traveling - which is why JSX is temporarily limiting all public flights to 20 customers to ensure you’ll have an empty seat or an aisle, not a person, next to you. This...

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by cathay747
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138918

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I wonder if the crisis is going to have any impact on Alaska joining OneWorld. I would think not, as every airline will be needing & WANTING any possible mechanism to gain revenue, and joining OW should provide such an opportunity. That being said however, I do see it being postponed as there i...

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by cathay747
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National airlines were just passing through one way.
Replies: 16
Views: 4055

Re: National airlines were just passing through one way.

Let's face it, there was LOTS of bizarre stuff pre-deregulation...UA flying 747's ORD/YYZ/ORD is merely one example I can think of. Specifically referring to National, don't forget that they operated ATL-SFO nonstop, which was awarded, IIRC, as part of the Southern Trans-Con. Route Case...it was th...

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by cathay747
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National airlines were just passing through one way.
Replies: 16
Views: 4055

Re: National airlines were just passing through one way.

Let's face it, there was LOTS of bizarre stuff pre-deregulation...UA flying 747's ORD/YYZ/ORD is merely one example I can think of. Specifically referring to National, don't forget that they operated ATL-SFO nonstop, which was awarded, IIRC, as part of the Southern Trans-Con. Route Case...it was the...

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by cathay747
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40867

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Glad to see JSX still seems to be running, albeit with a reduced network.

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by cathay747
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Not permissible, one it’s unsafe and two the plane was never certified in that configuration AS had a cargo/pax 734. I remember seeing them at ANC. They were used for inter AK flights. Half of the plane had the windows covered up. I have no idea what it looked like inside or what AS did to get appr...

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by cathay747
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

In my personal opinion, the whole Oasis project is stupid. It happened in the most unfortunate time. The reason they were doing Oasis, was due to the idea of streamline the whole fleet of A321 and B738. The new A321NEO and B738MAX come with denser capacity and no-AVOD slim seats. So the management ...

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by cathay747
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

All 767/757 training has stopped at AA. Simulator instructors are being re-assigned to different fleets as are the check airmen. Sounds as thought both the 757 and the 767 are toast. I, along with many others, will mourn if the 757's really are kaput. I'm so sad they're disappearing all over like 7...

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by cathay747
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 193930

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I don't have or use any social media, so can somebody tell me who this "JonNYC" person is I keep seeing referred to and who I gather is some kind of rather accurate fortune-teller about AA??

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by cathay747
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8814

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

SAS operated a repatriation flight to Natal, Brazil, using one of their A350-900 (SE-RSB). I'm quite surprised that repat. flights are still going on. This COVID-19 disaster has been with us for quite some time now, and given the hundreds of grounded aircraft, rustling some up for such flights shou...

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by cathay747
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8814

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Im wondering if I should venture out to PHX to see any one-off aircraft?...I mean me being diabetic and all... Don't waste your time. According to the Phoenix Aviation thread, there's just parked a/c, IIRC mostly AA and WN and I think it was said a couple of 1 or 2 other airlines too. Not aware of ...

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by cathay747
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1728
Views: 238333

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Midwestindy wrote:
https://twitter.com/crankyflier/status/1246477116431974400

AA May operations:
LAX-31 daily flights
JFK-11 daily flights
LGA-25 daily flights
DCA-31 daily flights


My God. Decimation. I'd love to see a count for DFW/ORD/CLT/PHL/PHX/MIA.

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by cathay747
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1728
Views: 238333

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Not surprising, but a good visual. For reference, ABQ had one passenger https://i2.wp.com/crankyflier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020_04_03-aalaxseatfactors.jpg?w=1000&ssl=1 Source Crankflier Such sad & depressing figures, but fascinating, especially that the route with the highest L/F is a AA ...

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by cathay747
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1728
Views: 238333

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Not surprising, but a good visual. For reference, ABQ had one passenger https://i2.wp.com/crankyflier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020_04_03-aalaxseatfactors.jpg?w=1000&ssl=1 Source Crankflier Such sad & depressing figures, but fascinating, especially that the route with the highest L/F is a AA ...

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by cathay747
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4850

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

I think the main change of mood in this regard happened in the early 1980's with some famous hijackings in Europe most notable TWA 847 in Lebanon in 1985. <cough> Not ten years earlier, at Dawson's Field? <cough> In September 1970, members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)...

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by cathay747
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138918

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Seattle should be left to Alaska. These are challenging times. Agreed. This isn't the time to try and strangle your competition. Quite so...nobody can afford to (and responsibly should not) spend the money right now to get into pissing matches with each other. Everyone's claws are pulled in given t...

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by cathay747
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138918

Re: American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

DAL running HND-ICN flights? To my knowledge, DL does not have 5th freedom rights from HND like they did from NRT. Did you mean flights to HND and to ICN? Traffic rights are not airport-specific (excepting the old restriction of which airlines could fly between the U.S. and LHR). The 5th freedoms i...

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by cathay747
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138918

Re: American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

What are you trying to communicate? The 23,402 person to blame Delta for going into Seattle? Your grammar is incorrect. If anything, DAL going into the SEA market is even more brilliant given the strong tech economy. Wonder why DAL is still running HND-ICN flights? Because of value of corporate con...

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by cathay747
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4850

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

What the hell was with all the Avianca aircraft hijacked???

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by cathay747
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1728
Views: 238333

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

They are not making ORD and DFW their gateways... This is a temporary solution given PHL/CLT are not approved international gateways. Long hauls are not going to make make profits for any carrier. It makes complete sense to route passengers through their partner hubs till there is any meaningful de...

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by cathay747
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9156

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

These new Social Distancing guidelines apply to topics including, but not limited to: Can the 757 line be restarted?, Is there anything more valuable than Icelandic fish?, Is the A321 a 757 replacement?, and Why did (insert airline here) never buy (insert aircraft type)? Okay, but what about "...

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