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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement
Replies: 60
Views: 12880

Re: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement

Wow. Fascinating. So Delta is all hands on deck for its Miami expansion even post-COVID.

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126694

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Considering how successful UA has been with TLV, don't be shocked if you are wrong and TLV sticks. Those LY flights were booked solid due to demand and people want that flight to stick.. I am not "wrong." It is a temporary flight that will operate through February 4th. I can't be wrong ab...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

The DFW-HND loads are terrible because there's little demand for overseas travel right now, and I think Japan is also not letting US passport holders in, similar to the EU, and with good reason, given that COVID19 is out of control in the US with no progress on the horizon. Guessing a lot of cargo ...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

American has cancelled the passenger DFW-HKG resumption for tomorrow. Similar to United, AA will not operate the flight for the next few days. The resumption will now be on July 16. DFW-HND will inaugurate tomorrow, with what appears to be a terrible load. DFW-ICN will also resume tomorrow. The DFW...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126694

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

It's a real bummer, even though it was expected. LY and QF were the two tails I was really looking forward to seeing this year. I think there's still some hope for QF. At least UA is going to pick up the mantle to TLV, but it would be great to take LY on that route. Hopefully some day soon. QF's en...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I see LAX has 63 flights scheduled in for tomorrow. Even if they double their schedule a year from now, that's still only about 125 flights. LA's primary regional feeder at LAX, Compass, shut down. AA is in the process of moving this flying over to Skywest, which is already in motion and begins in ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I see LAX has 63 flights scheduled in for tomorrow. Even if they double their schedule a year from now, that's still only about 125 flights. LA's primary regional feeder at LAX, Compass, shut down. AA is in the process of moving this flying over to Skywest, which is already in motion and begins in ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126694

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

And LY is "indefinitely suspending" ORD - https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/el-al-flight-to-chicago-postponed-indefinitely-634331 It's a real bummer, even though it was expected. LY and QF were the two tails I was really looking forward to seeing this year. I think there's still some hope...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA has so much debt to pay off. Their only path out of this is through their fortress hubs. If they are going to be 30% smaller next year and bring back DFW/CLT/DCA to close to pre-COVID size, it's inconceivable how they could do that without major cuts elsewhere. LAX is going to get huge cuts. The...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA has so much debt to pay off. Their only path out of this is through their fortress hubs. If they are going to be 30% smaller next year and bring back DFW/CLT/DCA to close to pre-COVID size, it's inconceivable how they could do that without major cuts elsewhere. LAX is going to get huge cuts. The...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

If we are to look at S21 schedules, the following are the routes at LAX that don’t seem to be resuming:- LAX-FAT LAX-STS LAX-RDM LAX-MFR LAX-SDF 3 out of 4 flights on LAX-SEA upgauged to mainline. AS announced FAT-LAX a few weeks ago, guess this is why. Also, AA is upguaging two PHX flights to main...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

graham697 wrote:
I’m curious what may happen to the beyond perimeter slots at DCA. If AA/AS get as cozy as it seems, maybe we see a shift in destination mixes. I don’t think each slot is tied to a specific destination. Although, some are.


That’s illegal antitrust. They aren’t getting that cozy.

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I think it'll be hard for them to chop too hard at both LAX and PHX. That really leaves them with little west coast of their own. Chopping at LAX has already started and makes a little more sense due to the new partnership with AS, who is not weak at LAX. However, AS is still pretty weak at PHX, so...

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I find it very surprising that MIA would be so low on the list. Is it really all the Latin flying that is bringing the margin down so low? I would think the CONUS flying should be very profitable Miami is a hyper competitive market, so it's not going to have the margins of something with less compe...

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

At this point, I think AS and AA can all fit in T4 + T5. I'm sure they want most of T4 to 6, but they really don't need it. AA will probably be at most 150 flights in the near to medium term and AS will be around 70 to 90. AA's operations at LAX were already extremely gate-constrained, leading to h...

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by MAH4546
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3134
Views: 542510

Re: United plans Chicago to Tel Aviv

Not a charter but this is being launched primarily for cargo demand. UA will offer passenger tickets though. Same with LAXSYD early relaunch and ORDHKG. Passenger demand isn’t great but they flights can be profitable as cargo services.

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by MAH4546
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft
Replies: 61
Views: 14138

Re: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft

Connections aren't everything. You need a solid local market for most long haul flights to have staying power. Additionally, MIA isn't in a convenient location for connections to Morocco from most of the U.S. It's OK for connections from the Gulf Coast region, but not much else (besides Mexico, Cen...

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by MAH4546
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3134
Views: 542510

Re: United Adds ORD-TLV

Article has no context though. The local market isn't big, they don't care that LY cancelled the relaunch, but it could be they see a gap for needing to give TLV more connectivity to the States, and Chicago fills that, possibly temporarily.

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by MAH4546
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138980

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

100% incorrect. Not under this Admin. And if AA doesn't demand divesture from competing allegiances, then they're idiots or desperate. Of not AS arrogance in refusing to heed to DAL/Richard Anderson's arrogant demands that it leave 4 alliances competitive to Delta is similar. I wonder if AS will ha...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138980

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

I wonder if AS will have to give up some of their current international alliances like SQ, FI and EK when they join OneWorld. Nope, they won't. And these days, that would put them under anti-trust scrutiny. For example, the Korean Air and Delta JBA included a condition that Delta cannot interfere w...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

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

Lol....I told you LAX would be cut. Without TPAC, the importance of LAX drops considerably. With their TPAC experiment gone, expect less feeder flights into LAX as AA focuses on their domestic network next. Funny, aren't you the one who said AA would cut LAX down to DFW, ORD, JFK, LAS, PHL, BOS, PH...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Twitter update from JonNYC (assuming its meant to be public) PHX, LAX expected to lose 800+ flight attendants, MIA maybe more than that. These are the "significant reduction" bases outlined in the info distributed yesterday - 30% smaller management saves $500 million dollars -money lost p...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

American is following UA's lead, starting this fall AA and UA will reduce FA's staffing on their widebodies and some transcon flights. According to View from the Wing AA will reduce staffing to FAA minimum +1. AA's 77Ws - reduced to 11 FA's, 77Es/789s - reduced to 9 FA's, 788s - reduced to 8 FA's a...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

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

In case anyone wanted to know how desperate AA is to generate cash flow, look no further than trying to add SEA-Shanghai. It's idiotic to be adding international in this day and age to begin with. Then add your debt is $40 billion, your credit rating sinks, you can't borrow more money unless it's a...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16469

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

This conversation is so tiring. They are not going to add seatback IFE. And they're definitely not going to be doing it during a global recession and pandemic while they're losing tens of millions of dollars daily. AA already has seatback video across a large part of the domestic fleet. It’s not ab...

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by MAH4546
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

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

LAX is one of the 3 FA bases getting a lot of cuts. AA is going to shrink big time at LAX, because it struggles out there. It's most likely going to just rely on AS for the west coast stuff. FA bases are all shrinking or flat, even DFW is shrinking so FA base changes are hardly telling. Regardless ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

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

I wonder if UA will take the opportunity to expand their international presence at LAX now that AA is pulling out. Routes like LAX-HKG and LAX-PEK seem like obvious picks where they could be the only US carrier flying there. If they launched those they would be far and away the biggest internationa...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

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

onwFan wrote:
AA747123 wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
AA and Alaska closer and closer to a merger.



It will never happen. DOJ would never approve it.

That was so true till Mar 2020.


Still true.

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

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

IIRC, AA had publicly stated that hubs in Los Angeles and New York City were problematic financially. Cutting the weaker international routes from LAX certainly makes sense, and I can't help but wonder if some of the more obscure domestic services are on the chopping block (if they haven't been cut...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 11632

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

I would worry about Delta relaunching RDUCDG which is increasingly going to be unlikely. LHR isn’t happening. Everything is a gamble right now. But I’m going off public information (although I recognize there are things that can be happening in private) that DL seems committed to RDUCDG just as AA ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

CLT-CDG and MIA-MXP don’t have the premium demand as other markets, it will be a while before they come back any time soon. The passengers who would have been on the CLT flight out of CDG can just as easily be funneled through PHL. MXP has been marginal for AA out of MIA even before COVID-19. MIAMX...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 11632

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

Seems AA remains committed to LHR with the RDU flight starting back up this winter. So does this seem like a good time for DL to jump on board to start shaving off some of the pie? If it’s doing well enough for it to return before a lot of AA hub TATL flights, wouldn’t you think DL would want to ge...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19146

Re: ELAL temporarily ceases ops

They were barely operating in the first place. The entire July schedule was two weekly round-robin flights to Paris and London, a third to just Paris, three to JFK and one each to Miami and LA.

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I imagine in the very, very long term, 2022-23 frame, some of this stuff will come back when demand recovers. Charlotte-Paris and Miami-Milan for example are no brainers to return down the line when leisure demand recovers. I bet those are the first two to come back. There is also some strategy to ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

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

Just gonna point this out I guess. Not a single long-haul route out of JFK was cut :spin: Their list does not reference JFK-FCO, which is seasonal, and pre-COVID19, had been extended from a late April start to early October finish to resume March and continue to the end of October. My guess is that...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

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

Major retrenchment from AA in LAX and CLT, but I’d be surprised if we didn’t see a major cut from DL for S21 as well. I think DL may have already won internationally at LAX, though its reach from the airport is not nearly as broad as AA’s domestically. Would be surprised if AA ever tried Asia or So...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I imagine in the very, very long term, 2022-23 frame, some of this stuff will come back when demand recovers. Charlotte-Paris and Miami-Milan for example are no brainers to return down the line when leisure demand recovers. I bet those are the first two to come back. There is also some strategy to r...

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by MAH4546
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12266

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

Before you start being a jerk and attacking a poster, perhaps check out the facts. The US retaliated against China for frequencies and is now targeting India (both for actions in response to the virus). It’s pretty common for retaliatory moves - so if the EU prohibits Americans, expect the US to pr...

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by MAH4546
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to IAD
Replies: 68
Views: 12266

Re: OAG Changes 6/28/2020:CALMING SKIES;AC Cuts BDL;AS Adds DLG/AKN;B6 Chops August;TK Back to ATL/BOS?;UA Moves PQI to

I would expect a retaliatory ban on EU by our administration, if we are indeed unable to travel to the EU :( What “retaliation”? Theres a virus to deal with. Countries are dealing with it. Spare us the arm waving. Before you start being a jerk and attacking a poster, perhaps check out the facts. Th...

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by MAH4546
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It’s fascinating to me how full a domestic network AA is running. Even stuff like MIA-XNA/OKC/TYS that feels pretty thin is flying right now, with minimal international connections and no cruise ships! Also kind of wonder what it’ll mean for airport traffic figures - DFW and CLT might be on top? And...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1950
Views: 244199

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Big announcement today about NY/NY/CT requiring a 14 day quarantine for flyers from the state of FL (among other states such as TX and SC). Although most of this is probably "self policing" I do see it putting a big crimp on AA and FL. Lots of paxs going to FL come from these 3 states. I ...

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by MAH4546
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132314

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I think the decline is not just Boston but all of NY/NJ/MA/CT. These were the hardest hit states in the first wave of COVID with far and away the highest # of death per 1M pop. Looking at the different charts, demand also dropped the hardest in this area. Makes sense why airlines have so much. Same...

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by MAH4546
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132314

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Why would ATL & SEA start in August & Sept and BOS is delayed until October when BOS has a much larger O&D to London than either of those markets? Is it because BA has the BOS market locked up right now whereas SEA & ATL have not had BA service in several months and BOS operated con...

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by MAH4546
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132314

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291945/virgin-atlantic-july-oct-2020-operations-as-of-20jun20/ Currently (as things change like the wind) VS back to daily 333. Let’s see if that sticks Why would ATL & SEA start in August & Sept and BOS is delayed until October when BOS has...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132314

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I had TK BOS-IST-DAC tickets in August second week for the family. Got texts today that the reservations are canceled :headache: At the same time, just read on the national dailies in Bangladesh that TK requested to resume operations from July 1 ... :roll: Not sure if TK made an early decision to N...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 17158

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

More expanded routes: https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-airlines-boosts-cincinnati-service-and-restores-6-popular-routes/ https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-airlines-announces-new-nonstop-flights-from-providence-and-boosts-existing-service/ https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-airlines-grow...

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by MAH4546
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19429

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Semi-related but they start scheduled service to Miami on Thursday. Twice a week to GYE.

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by MAH4546
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)
Replies: 38
Views: 3376

Re: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)

Alaska Airlines YVR-SNA back in 2002 or so. The inaugural flight took off from Vancouver, and only then was it disocovered that SNA was not capable of handling international flights (that has since changed), even if they preclear. Flight diverted and route was cancelled.

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by MAH4546
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71324

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

SGU is a very hard market to make work. OO lost lots of money over the years providing service there and most flight until recently never made a profit, usually break even was the goal and many occasions OO execs stated they were willing to lose money. The area is lucky to get the traffic it does b...

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by MAH4546
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132314

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

El Al will suspend Boston (along with Chicago and San Francisco) through the winter 2020/2021 schedule. Resume at the end of March 2021.

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