Search found 786 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 16
by NYCAAer
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6804

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

It is nice to see Donna Paladini continue her management strength and leadership background in airport operations. A LUS Manager, I had the pleasure to work with Donna, and was very impressed with her leadership style. Employee and customer focused she lead by example and managed a diverse and dema...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6804

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

Seems like there’s still a lot of extra fat at Versailles, I mean Skyview Drive, the shimmering palace built by Dougie.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCTV in Aircrafts
Replies: 54
Views: 4895

Re: CCTV in Aircrafts

I thought JetBlue already had CCTVs on all its aircraft to monitor the cabin. It used to be in the press releases years ago after 9/11 because security was on everyone’s mind when flying back then. And if I’m not mistaken, I believe AA has them in the forward galley of the 787s.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10511

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

jetawayusa wrote:
the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own airline?


I thought the same thing. I’m sure he’s not in the good graces of the mechanics after he stalled on giving them a contract for over 6 1/2 years.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sun May 31, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10190

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

I won’t miss them! Horrible on transatlantic. Hardly. They were one of the best things on the TATL: quick on, quick off. Perhaps, but the poster was giving their opinion as a crew member, not as a passenger. Such can make quite a difference. I was giving my opinion of the 757 as a crew member. Tiny...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sat May 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10190

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

They’re gone forever. I’m a flight attendant and the aircraft was removed from our annual recurrent training. To be honest, I won’t miss them! Horrible on transatlantic.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri May 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13388

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

These cuts need to happen at AA as well as their wholly-owned carriers. There are too many layers of management left after the merger. It’s time to trim what needs to be trimmed, restructure the reporting hierarchy, and make AAG efficient as possible. Next step is to get rid of Oasis. And Project K...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu May 28, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13388

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

Not at all, Parker is very smart and has done a great job. Remember AA was on track to liquidate in 2011 before he led the US/HP purchase of AA. American started its CH11 restructuring in Nov 2011, and would have emerged with or without a merger. The AA/US merger wasn't announced until Feb 2013. Th...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu May 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13388

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

Will Doug Parker sign up to this? Not at all, Parker is very smart and has done a great job. Remember AA was on track to liquidate in 2011 before he led the US/HP purchase of AA. Declining revenue, lost market share, degeneration of hard products, 6 1/2 years to settle a mechanics contract. Great j...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu May 28, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2013
Views: 250475

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA was also trying to connect with independent French carriers at ORY; something AF moved against. As to the 77W on RDU-LHR, could it just be a place-holder in the schedules while final adjustments for retired fleets are settled? See if it's still there Sunday morning after weekly Schedule Change r...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Wed May 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2013
Views: 250475

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

PIT has CDG service before CLT did. CLT-CDG only started in 2000 and then was suspended after 9/11, only coming back in 2009 IIRC. CLT-CDG is an oddball to me. You would think with the strength of the hub they would be able to run it year round. US ran it year-round (thrice weekly in Winter) for a ...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Tue May 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2013
Views: 250475

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

CDG - This will very likely come back. CDG is AA's #2 station in Europe and AA has strong POS on the France side. Have flown it a lot pre COVID and it seems to alternate a bit between being full and occasionally being empty, but the route has existed since 1987. I can't respond intelligently to you...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Tue May 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2013
Views: 250475

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I’m surprised that the 77W wasn’t deployed on ORD-LHR instead. It’s a market that had the equipment before. AA has focused the long haul operation at ORD (what's left of it) around the 787 for some time. But that’s going to change, with all four ORD-LHR flights going 772. The 777 has turned up occa...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sun May 24, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2013
Views: 250475

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I’m surprised that the 77W wasn’t deployed on ORD-LHR instead. It’s a market that had the equipment before.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sun May 24, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2013
Views: 250475

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

[threeid][/threeid] Looks like AA will schedule 777-300ER on RDU-LHR for winter 2020/21; starting in October through to March. Interesting to see them schedule this - appreciate schedules are not very reliable at the moment but could this be due to cargo demand? Or perhaps one route they know they w...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri May 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11468

Re: AA may follow DL and retire 777 fleet

Unlikely. The widebody fleet will be stretched out to the max even with Covid-19 cutbacks, as the 767s and 333s were retired, and then the grounding of the 332s. The 772s are replacing the transatlantic flying done by the 333/332 fleet in CLT, and there just aren’t enough 788/789s to cover everythin...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu May 21, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Hopefully AA will just bite the bullet and add 2x JFK-CDG on widebodies now. The whole 757 ordeal was a shame against AF and DL's far superior offerings. It's been a few years at least since AA flew a 757 on JFK-CDG. After they dropped the second daily frequency (the 757 flight) the remaining frequ...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Tue May 19, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 358
Views: 68611

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

AA borrowed money to perform share buy-backs and here we are. Borrowing money to do stock buy backs, etc If he didn’t borrow money to do stock buybacks, AA might have had a fighting chance of avoiding Chapter 11. This statement is highly misleading at the very best. AA didn't fund their buybacks wi...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Mon May 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 358
Views: 68611

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I hope the first thing that happens post-bankruptcy is the board puts DUI Dougie out on his ass! Please I hope so. If he didn’t borrow money to do stock buybacks, AA might have had a fighting chance of avoiding Chapter 11. Sadly, he’s made his hundreds of millions, so he’s set for life. The 130,000...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Mon May 18, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8697

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

I flew on AA’s 727-100s often in the early to mid 1980s, this brings back a lot of fond memories even though this is United. In the early 80s AA had the brown, rust and gold interiors with a touch of avocado green. The bulkheads had a farmyard design of a barn with a winding path, something that I t...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri May 15, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23852

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

I’m looking at the projected bases for May ‘21. What equipment is “765?” I know that 7ER is 757/767.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu May 14, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23852

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

How many pilots does delta have in total before this started and how many have taken early outs and how many additional are retiring over next year? They had 15,000 pilots pre-COVID. This implies a network reduction of 50-70% in Fall. Agreed. Also if I assume 1000+ slated for retirement for next Q3...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sun May 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic
Replies: 19
Views: 3782

Re: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic

The only place I would know is to keep checking eBay. The same menu covers were used for the Tokyo service, but of course the inside was completely different, there was a choice of Western meals or Japanese meals. When you enter a search in eBay, just put in something like “American Airlines Syracus...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sat May 09, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic
Replies: 19
Views: 3782

Re: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic

Also, are either of these the menu from the flight? https://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Airlines-Flagship-Service-Menus-1988-Vtg/233578535518?hash=item36625d9a5e:g:i6YAAOSw~ytesD3X https://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Airlines-International-Flagship-Service-Menu-1989-in-4-Languages/143580333022?hash=ite...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sat May 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic
Replies: 19
Views: 3782

Re: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic

I don’t remember the size of the seats, but they were quite wide, wider than the first class seats we have today on the 777-300.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri May 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic
Replies: 19
Views: 3782

Re: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic

Oh, and I forgot, the blankets were tan in color, rather heavy, and made of a synthetic fiber that resembled wool, with the IFS logo in the center, which was the scissor eagle with stars on the sides. The pillow cases were white with the same International Flagship logo in grey. No duvets back then.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri May 08, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic
Replies: 19
Views: 3782

Re: American airlines 747sp seat- help me make it authentic

31-year AA purser here. When the 747SP first flew for AA, it was used exclusively for DFW-NRT. The china in use at the time (1987-90) was by Syracuse, it was really heavy, and had a wide blue band with silver trim on the edges of the plates, bowls and cups. The silverware was by Oneida, and sort of ...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri May 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Yea, of course PHL will see 787/777s as they'll be the only international aircraft. But it is going to take several years to get to anything that resembles S19 or S18. I hope I'm wrong (in that there is a vaccine, etc.) but I'm also realistic. I'll throw out PHL-DBV, TXL, BUD, EDI, PRG, KEF, AMS, C...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Wed May 06, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

It turned out that the only-787 to Europe flying was for PHL exclusively, so it was just partial news from JonNYC. The 777s will still be used from DFW, MIA, LAX and JFK to LHR and Europe. The only source that I would believe is AA itself.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 79
Views: 12423

Re: American Airlines at JFK

It should be pretty telling knowing that AA has pushed back JFK - LHR and cut frequencies to sub daily. This is purely due to coronavirus. UA is still flying to LHR no problem. AA has a joint business venture with BA. What few passengers, if any, are consolidated on the BA flight. Comparing the cur...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 79
Views: 12423

Re: American Airlines at JFK

Nicknuzzii wrote:
It should be pretty telling knowing that AA has pushed back JFK - LHR and cut frequencies to sub daily.


This is purely due to coronavirus.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99709

Re: Is AA’s Doug Parker way too optimistic?

I watched The CEO of AA’s video and he seemed rather optimistic compared to DL and UA in terms of the COVID19 effects on the airline industry.....is this just blowing smoke or is he on to something as far being able to recover in a robust way ... See the link below: https://thepointsguy.com/news/am...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

For those saying the A332s aren't getting retired, the question is, if int'l travel doesn't spring back much by summer 2021, which widebodies would you park? The A333s and 763s are already parked, the choice is either park the A332s, which is the next-smallest widebody sub-fleet and whose capabilit...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

SXDFC wrote:
Are there some 738s that wont be coming back?


76 older 738s are being retired, presumably some will be replaced by the 24 737 Max 8s that are grounded, whenever they are fixed and ready to fly.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

270 still at PIT. Ferry flight this morning was cancelled. Edit: My bad, looks like it did leave this morning. That was A332, N281AY which was supposed to go to ROW, but did not. Don't know the reason. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/American-Airlines It appears that most of the A332's & ...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

AAlaxfan wrote:
Why are people discussing staffing routes in the fleet thread?


Because it relates to the fleet in terms of aircraft types.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I’m a F/A based at JFK, we have precious few who are qualified on the 787, as the aircraft was not planned to operate from New York until 2023 or so, when the next batch of 789s arrive on the property. The base has been exclusively 777 for the past year and a half, so there are no pilots qualified ...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Yes, it could be possible that they have out-of-base crews work a 6-day trip to cover flights out of JFK and RDU. JFK is supposed to be operating CDG and MAD on July 7, as well. I believe that JFK-CDG will restart on the planned date, because it’s only one of 2 stations that will be serving CDG alon...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Specifically for the resumptions on June 4. This includes JFK and RDU to LHR which are two airports that have never seen the AA 787. That’s going to be interesting, since neither of those crew bases have flight attendants qualified on the 787, and there’s no 787 pilot base in New York. Doesn’t seem...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194131

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

It appears that AA will use the 788 on all trans-Atlantic flights once they resume this summer. https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1248278696869474307?s=20 Specifically for the resumptions on June 4. This includes JFK and RDU to LHR which are two airports that have never seen the AA 787. That’s goi...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25271

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

OA412 wrote:
Interestingly, AA will operate ORD-ATH, but not PHL-ATH, which has operated for a longer period of time. Are the 333s being parked this summer?


Could be. It was announced that all 9 of the 333s were being retired. I don’t get why ORD-ATH is going to operate.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44321

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

AA chose ORD and DFW as their transatlantic gateways for the summer cancelling almost all routes from MIA/JFK/PHL/CLT, is United going to move ahead with ORD/EWR, IAD/EWR, or even just break down all three a little bit? What routes is AA flying out of ORD to Europe? The entire European operation ou...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New AA policy, ALL non revs in coach only!
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Re: New AA policy, ALL non revs in coach only!

This is only until the coronavirus subsides for social distancing, not a permanent change.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID
Replies: 23
Views: 3439

Re: US3 Hubs Most Likely to get Dehubbed because of COVID

None of them are in danger of being dehubbed. All of them will lose capacity. Best statement on airliners.net. We can eliminate these threads on UA and DL emerging as smaller carriers with this one quote. Everyone keeps saying hubs here or there are going to close, so much speculation. I think the ...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3935

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

I was flying from LGA to YUL a couple years on Air Canada. I was going to my aunt’s funeral and didn’t cut it short, but I needed to get there ASAP just the same. My flight to YUL canceled and I asked the agents if they could rebook me LGA-YYZ-YUL, and they did. I was wondering if it would be more o...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64326

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

There is lots of fake news around and I won’t trust them unless a statement from the airline says yes. Did anyone found statement from AA regarding this? No airline is going to come out and say they "may" declare bankruptcy. That being said, this is just hype based on their debt load. Muc...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8502

Re: New AA uniform launches today

The tailoring of the new uniforms is the exact same cut as the previous Twin Hill uniforms. The color had to be changed to insure that no one would be wearing the old uniform. Having flown my first long haul leg in the new uniform, I find the fabric is much softer and more comfortable. We had a choi...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13731

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

So when will LHR be overtook by CDG? That was my first thought, as enplanements at CDG are growing at a faster rate than LHR, and CDG already has 4 runways. During certain times of day, notably late afternoon/early evening, CDG is quieter, so there’s room for it to grow. This is one of the weakest ...

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13731

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

MrBren wrote:
So when will LHR be overtook by CDG?


That was my first thought, as enplanements at CDG are growing at a faster rate than LHR, and CDG already has 4 runways. During certain times of day, notably late afternoon/early evening, CDG is quieter, so there’s room for it to grow.

Jump to post
by NYCAAer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139055

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

Vasu is a rising star and beloved by the employees. It refreshing to have someone who knows what they are doing and not afraid to take on other airlines. It’s just simply amazing the amount of Delta fanboys. Lots of biased posters on here. I think Vasu is a lot smarter than posters on a message boa...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 16