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by 9w748capt
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 15132

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

That first sentence is a really good point. Once things get back to normal after the MAX is fixed, I wonder where future growth opportunities will come from. It seems like they are getting close to being maxed out on growth opportunities in the lower 48 (unless they get a smaller fleet). If there r...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 15132

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

The open seating is one feature of Southwest I don't like! Then fly someone else. I can't understand why anyone would think open seating is better than assigned seats. When you have a family of four and realize you're not going to sit together unless you pay $300 extra for the privilege, you'll und...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513887

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing fully owns the blame for releasing a bad system that set the pilots up with a problem. The biggest issue that I personally see is the fact that the pilots of the previous day did not report the problem they had - and their solution - to the next and succeeding flight crew for the aircraft. I...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 7091

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

I think it's funny people blame "US/HP Management" when most of the actual department heads are legacy AA. Customer service: L-AA Revenue Management: L-AA Network planning: L-AA People blame the top brass but really all the stupid decisions are coming from the L-AA Mid management. In fact...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11349

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

stl07 wrote:
9w748capt wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
What airport is RUH.


Literally takes 5 seconds to do a google search for this.

and also 5 seconds to tell him what it is and 0 to not respond like the rest of us


Yet you responded to my post, lmao

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513887

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Just some perspective. The max had been flying for over a year without incident. By the time it was grounded there were nearly 400 taking to the skies. After the grounding, pilots didnt start coming out of the woodwork stating what a horrible plane it was to fly. I'm not saying the grounding is the...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11349

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Ionosphere wrote:
DL flew JFK-CAI from about 2008 to 2011 on the 763. TWA also flew JFK-CAI-RUH right up until 9/11 on the 763.

What airport is RUH.


Literally takes 5 seconds to do a google search for this.

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 7091

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

AAL is not having a great couple of years, but there is also a little too much beating down on them here. They are making effort to make the product better for elites. I don't see how their premium product is not competitive with DL/UA. They seem to do well in corporate market. At least according t...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 7091

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

AAL is not having a great couple of years, but there is also a little too much beating down on them here. They are making effort to make the product better for elites. I don't see how their premium product is not competitive with DL/UA. They seem to do well in corporate market. At least according t...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 7091

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

The MAX grounding is certainly a negative factor dragging down earnings, but so is the AA leadership team. Simply put, AA made the wrong choice and now they are paying for it. They should have shown DUI Dougie the door and promoted Kirby. AA's earnings are now in part reflecting the results of that...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 128992

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

chidino wrote:
QF numbered the flights 85/86 in tribute to the Bears. (I'm not sure how to react to that.)


Haha serious? That is really random - what connection does QF have to Hurricane Ditka?

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8088

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

AA isn't shrinking at MIA by any means - it continues to grow in the market - but there is no doubt yield pressure, especially now that it provides a ULCC product. What's the advantage of flying AA over NK to Lima? There isn't one. Both are ULCC carriers, but Spirit is far more likely to get you an...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11349

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

United should launch flights from Newark and Chicago O Hare to Cairo, Egypt as the situation in Egypt has stabilized and tourists are coming back to Egypt in large numbers. It should also provide competition for EgyptAir's flights from Cairo to New York JFK. You sure? BA has suspended CAI service a...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513887

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

#Boeing reports biggest ever quarterly loss of almost $3bn as #boeing737max crisis bites hard and deep with little sign of when the plane will be back in the air. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-07-24-Boeing-Reports-Second-Quarter-Results oh dear!! And from the press release: "Disciplined de...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10984

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

The solution seems obvious, if you cannot fly without an emotional support animal than you are not emotionally stable enough to fly. Period end of story!!!!!!! I know it seems uncaring but its just common sense. It's not uncaring; don't feel bad! Dogs are animals and are unpredictable. I see kids w...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513887

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I keep reading and reading all post here and try hard to understand what happen with MAX. I running ishikawa and end up with design flaw. Do Boeing try to fix or just band aids to a problem? If you not correcting the root cause/ possibility to reoccur much be very high. MCAS just a band aids. I agr...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10984

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Envoy is not a mainline Flight Attendant As frequently stated on this site, regional FAs are not humans and therefore deserve no sympathy and none of the rights given to mainline FAs. The bite must hurt less since regional FAs are less than human Also, it was on an AA partner so they probably had i...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513887

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So many drama queens in this thread predcting all manner of doom and gloom about the model never flying again and airlines going bankrupt because people will refuse to fly on it. Seriously, listen to yourselves. You're spouting hysterical nonsense. The FAA will rubber stamp it to fly again in a few...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513887

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So many drama queens in this thread predcting all manner of doom and gloom about the model never flying again and airlines going bankrupt because people will refuse to fly on it. Seriously, listen to yourselves. You're spouting hysterical nonsense. The FAA will rubber stamp it to fly again in a few...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10984

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Boof02671 wrote:
Envoy is not a mainline Flight Attendant


Thanks. Solid contribution. Well done.

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82703

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Per xJonNYC, an announcement might be coming "soon". He stated he heard potentially a new Italy destination. If they really keep BLQ, I can only see NAP as the only viable option. Sicily isn't that popular with Americans to start a flight to Catania. https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/114...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22471

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

How is the A220 a superior product vs AA and UA? First class seat pitch: 37" pitch (same as AA Oasis; nearly every other AA plane has more seat pitch) Economy class seat pitch: unknown number of 30" pitch seats. Nearly every other AA plane outside of the Oasis 738 has more Y pitch. Yes......

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22471

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

I love how DL has no shame in attacking their rival hubs with the A220. Cracks me up how pretty much every addition involves DFW, IAH, and SFO. AA & UA couldn't care less. While the A220 is an a.net fable, let's not forget that AA, UA and DL passed up on the A220; DL even ordered second-hand E9...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22471

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

I love how DL has no shame in attacking their rival hubs with the A220. Cracks me up how pretty much every addition involves DFW, IAH, and SFO.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 6701

Re: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance

Also curious how NAP is doing. If EWR-NAP does well, I wouldn't be shocked if AA added PHL-NAP. Sure sounds like PHL-BLQ won't be back, so NAP would be a good addition.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 9185

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Even Vasu Raja, VP of Planning at AA, openly mentioned that they are thinking of JFK - ATH at a recent OneWorld meeting in London and that they are blown away by how well the new ORD - ATH route is performing. Please provide a link to a transcript of the OneWorld meeting, or other source substantia...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 7400

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

Is DL using a different a/c for the evening return? I know DL runs a good operation but even they most likely can't turn an A220 in 8 minutes.

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by 9w748capt
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82703

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Detroit313 wrote:
When is the joint venture with Qantas going to be approved not tentatively?


Surely you can ask one of your inside sources at AA rather than ask here?

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by 9w748capt
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13820

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

OB1504 wrote:
That happens when they outsource to the lowest bidder.


It's interesting to me that when Boeing outsources and then doesn't deliver the product promised, well, that's just because of Ethiopia and Indonesia. But then when UA outsources and they mess it up, well that's just wrong!

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 9185

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Even Vasu Raja, VP of Planning at AA, openly mentioned that they are thinking of JFK - ATH at a recent OneWorld meeting in London and that they are blown away by how well the new ORD - ATH route is performing. Still asking for it, do you have a link to the information in this meeting or is it discl...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15518

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

AA is almost certainly going to buy more 787s, but not anytime I don't think considering they ordered 50 last year. but in a few years as the 777s start to age I could definitely see a 78J order I was surprised AA ordered just 788s and 789s with that 2nd 787 order. Especially after their bone heade...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 9185

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

I fly through ATH at least once a month to a month and a half. If you go to the 'lounge' that they put by A7 you will see that those sofas and couches are completely worn out from people sitting and sleeping on them, especially those with long connecting times. If that's fine for you then cool. . G...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito
Replies: 46
Views: 5317

Re: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Ill say the same thing I told Commavia over the phone.



Does commavia no longer post here? Always enjoyed his/her input.

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 9185

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Other factors working against year-round service to Greece on US carriers are a small market, not much business traffic, no meaningful cruise traffic in low and shoulder season, and Greece's relatively small population. Correct. Oct-Mar it would be very hard to make money on. Greek diaspora is only...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 9185

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Hahahahahha you should see the replies I got when I suggested this in the AA network thread. The armchair CEOs and internet tough guys were out in full force. I would agree with you. Even J cabins are selling out months in advance to ATH, so IMO wouldn't be shocking at all if AA looked at adding ano...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bhutan Airlines and Paro airport's incredible dangerous approach
Replies: 9
Views: 4722

Re: Bhutan Airlines and Paro airport's incredible dangerous approach

Fantastic report! Very much enjoyed it. Bhutan looks like a fascinating place to say the least. Also I had no idea Bhutan had another airline! One of the very few places that's still off the beaten path. And wow the food looks amazing!

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11240

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

For those poo-pooong these results, "they were expected....," etc. Was 90.4% expected? 2 points better than last June? The low fuel prices are like adding a supercharger to an already humming engine. They don't cancel flights and they fill up the ones they schedule with higher revenue cus...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2019 Loads
Replies: 24
Views: 2516

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated May 2019 Loads

July 1st 2019 JAL still hasn’t sent the 777 JAL only has 13 77W which fly their most premium routes, those that need First Class. They only seat 240 passengers so an increase wouldn't be that much more then a 195 seat 787-9. JAL's 77W fly to CDG & LHR Plus JFK twice daily, LAX, SFO and ORD. Dou...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21302

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Dougie must be fuming! DL will force his hand into actually investing in LCC's product now. Horrible day for him. Nah. He’ll remain in the race to the bottom — remember, why offer the customer more when the customer will not pay more? And therein lies the rub. Clearly people seem to pay more to fly...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21302

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Dougie must be fuming! DL will force his hand into actually investing in LCC's product now. Horrible day for him.

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by 9w748capt
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82703

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

The reason ORD-ATH is flown from Chicago is the LARGE Greek population in Chicago. PHL-ATH is a legacy US Airways route. That’s correct. Chicago/Illinois has the 3rd largest Greek population in the U.S., after NY/California. https://thegreekobserver.com/greece/travel/article/59317/american-airlines...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46527

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Come on. While a 6 hour flight on a 737 is totally doable, to say it is the same as a wide body is a tough put for me. Wide bodies usually feel more spacious on long flights (and 5 or more hours is a long flight). on JFK-LAX I go out of my way to fly DL's 767 over their 757. And a Alaska 737 doesn'...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2248

Re: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you think is holding OKC back from getting international flights (even if only seasonal)? It's certainly not just simply that OKC is close to DFW as SMF is close to SFO and SAT is close to IAH yet they have international services. Yet SMF and SAT serve larger markets and have a more promine...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82703

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Read the sentence again. Never did I write it would only work on a 767. Your blatant disregard for the economics doesn’t make your assertions right. My point remains, Shiny new 787s are not being deployed on second tier routes, like DFW to ATH. AA would test waters with 767/777 that are paid off. 7...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82703

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

ATH is about as low yield as it gets. If they aren't running it on a fully depreciated 767 or 777, there is zero chance on a brand new 787. AA has JV with BA among others. Easy 1-stops via LHR from all over their network. ORD/JFK are just as much if not more on the way than DFW anyways. Long and th...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82703

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

If AA launches a third Athens, it would be from JFK. PHL, ORD and JFK. DFW - ATH would never happen in my opinion. I'm sure you people said the same about DFW-AMS and DFW-FCO. None of you armchair CEOs ever thought of those, but the instant someone suggests something else, oh, well that would never...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82703

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

The problem with DFW-ATH is that any connection routed through DFW to feed the DFW-ATH flights can and already is being routed through ORD. Taking connections away from ORD could negatively impact the viability of the ORD-ATH flights. Yes DFW is a large hub and DFW-ATH flights would most likely via...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82703

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

The problem with DFW-ATH is that any connection routed through DFW to feed the DFW-ATH flights can and already is being routed through ORD. Taking connections away from ORD could negatively impact the viability of the ORD-ATH flights. Yes DFW is a large hub and DFW-ATH flights would most likely via...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 47
Views: 9436

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

Wow what an utter disgrace. Can't say this is at all surprising given Chicago's dirty politics.

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