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by chonetsao
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202127

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA is scheduling more changes to some long-haul routes per aa.com's booking. This includes the first scheduled 772 service for CLT. (!) CLT-MUC resumption July 7 confirmed 772 launch replacing A332 (!) CLT-LHR resumption July 7 going 772 replacing A333 DFW-LIM pushed back to Oct 25 - still 788 repl...

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by chonetsao
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

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 chonetsao
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown

There, I fixed that for you! ;) I don't understand how certain stock HOLDERS refuse to make sacrifices in such times when it's obvious Lauda is struggling and when they don't have a government to back them and support them financially. I personally find it extremely selfish. Not to mention that no ...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26758

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

CX can just keep its youngest B777-300ER much longer. Also, after the crisis, there will be a handful of cheap B777-300ER available. Also think this way, currently there are quite a few B777-300ER under CX is leased with lease will terminate soon. Leasing company will come up with great deals to en...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99308

Re: WN CEO makes course reversal on airline size.

Would you say that a future Southwest might build several HUB alike focus cities? If so maybe cities like PHX and former east coast legacy hubs/focus cities might benefits the most. I am thinking cities like Nashville, St. Luis and Cincinnati.

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26758

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

I wonder if CX wants the -8/-9 as it should need something close to its A332/333 CX doesn’t have A332s, the 781 is a good A333 replacement within Asia, they could use it to replace the 773s aswell, those 773s do seat 438, I would think a 2 class 781 could seat 350/360 for regional use, maybe a few ...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26758

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

Makes sense if they don't want the 777X any longer. That way Boeing gets to lessen the blow a little by booking 787 orders. The downgrade in comfort in Y at CX will be quite steep if they do swap this order. From having a 9-abreast Y in the 777 to the A350, to 10-abreast Y in the 777 to the 787. To...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Just basing this on the rough data, crew costs besides 1 more FA for the pilots is the same. Fuel burn roughly for the 330-200 over 3,000nm is around 9,500 us gallons. For a 6,000nm trip it is about 20,700 us gallons Fuel burn roughly for the 777-200ER over 3,000nm is around 11,200 us gallons. For ...

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by chonetsao
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

One of the long standing goals of AA has been to pick up more used A319s. There were rumors a few months ago about the Alaska (ex VA) birds being a target. Might seem really crazy to talk about acquiring anything during this time, but I can't help but wonder if AA would try to scoop up any A319s su...

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by chonetsao
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52266

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

JUST IN: It has been reported that NH is the preferred choice by Scurrah and the board. Lets hope! ANA had their problems a few years back and got through it , they would have to be much better than the Etihad/Singapore/HNA partners. Fun thought...NH gets control of VA and renames them Australian N...

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by chonetsao
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52266

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I'm stunned by the unwillingness of the Australian government to help Virgin, reminds me of Ansett's demise. I admit that both companies weren't doing great before their respective major crises (9/11 and Covid19) but leaving the entire Australian aviation market in the hands of Qantas is not a very...

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by chonetsao
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

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...

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by chonetsao
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13808

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

I am so surprised to see some European airlines keep some of the May schedule. I mean didn't US still require international arrives into certain airports? I just don't see how BA and IB operated so many flights as they intended to in May. Stranger thing is that it seems to me that TAP is to increase...

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by chonetsao
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

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 & A333's have made the one-way trip to ROW. I imagine these will join the 767's, which are now officially retired...

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by chonetsao
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99308

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

According to this report https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/16/small-planes-and-no-business-class-will-flying-ever-be-the-same-again-covid-19 , aviation consultant Andrew Charlton reckons that the Corona Crisis will lead to the demise of most airlines' A380s and the Boeing 747 as a whole...

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by chonetsao
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99308

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Business travel, usually with higher fares, has been where airlines make their profits. Over the last 20 years, the highest end business travelers have shifted to private jets for security, productivity and compensation reasons. Are you confused the term of {Business travel} with {Venture Capital E...

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by chonetsao
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99308

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Its a problem and airlines must compensate their management or risk losing them. Wall Street already worried about this and mention in an investor note last week: I see it as a good thing. Some airline managers have been in the business too long and their ideas are so yesterday. Maybe we finally co...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15256

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

Do they mean B777-200 or B777-300? Currently there are 8 each. If they are going to do with the whole fleet of B772 and B773, that is half of their long haul fleet! I don't see them decommission their B777-300ER fleet. There is no aircraft in their fleet can replace them. B789 is too premium light c...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65675

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

I wonder why they don't just retire the fleet of A346 or B744 to take out a sub fleet rather than keeping the fleet stamp collector title? I guess LH read your post and convened a few meetings to fully explore the suggestion. Well, maybe he will get another award soon. Like I said in the other LH f...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

American is also currently upgrading the AVOD hardware on the A332 fleet in the Main Cabin which removes the old screen and hardware and installs the new hardware in the same space. I wonder if this is something that could be completed while the seats are removed from the aircraft reducing the need...

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by chonetsao
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

AA has updated its schedule for MAY re LHR flights. AA80/81 from/to DFW will be operated by B788 between 7th/8th [**outbound/return] May and 2nd/3rd June as the sole daily flight between DFW and LHR. It will be switched to B772 from 3rd/4th June. The other flight between USA and UK on AA from and to...

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by chonetsao
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I am under the impression what was posted is applicable to the PHL base.. The current two TA flights in operation, DFW/MIA-LHR are operating using the 77W. The current cargo flights out of JFK to LHR are on the 77E. Plus it would be kind of odd to just call out PHL-LHR, more routes than that would ...

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by chonetsao
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1457
Views: 175257

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Don't see the need in keeping VS alive for the UK government. Lots of countries have just one big intercontinental airline (rd. France and Germany). Why funnel lot's of money in an airline that wasn't able to make money in the good times? Its not like there won't be competition for BA, there are en...

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by chonetsao
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Will any of the USAir 757s come back? Highly unlikely... The ex-US 757s that mostly did PHX runs did not get the glass cockpit updates the AA ones received. AA sold the ex-US simulator (i.e. the one in CLT without glass cockpit updates) to ATI recently as well. Some of the 757s will be back and ret...

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by chonetsao
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15014

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

Thank you for the update. Has AA cut its international, especially European schedule too fast and too deep? I mean the cut is all the way to September. Wouldn't it be smarter to cut one month at a time in case of unexpected surge after the travel ban? So you think there's going to be an August boom...

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by chonetsao
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15014

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

AA AMS-PHL JUN 0.9>0[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 1.0>0[1.0] SEP 1.0>0[1.0] AA KEF-PHL AUG 1.0>0.5[0] SEP 1.0>0[0] OCT 0.7>0[0] AA DUB-PHL JUN 0.9>0[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 1.0>0[1.0] SEP 1.0>0[1.0] AA LHR-PHL JUN 1.8>0.9[2] JUL 2>1.0[2] AUG 2>1.0[2] SEP 2>1.0[2] AA MAD-PHL JUN 0.9>0[1.0] AA PHL-ZRH JUN...

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by chonetsao
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15014

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

Thank you for the update.

Has AA cut its international, especially European schedule too fast and too deep? I mean the cut is all the way to September. Wouldn't it be smarter to cut one month at a time in case of unexpected surge after the travel ban?

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by chonetsao
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Yes. America West Management. Could someone please explain to me why they are oasis retrofitting brand new 321 with screens and are not focusing exclusively first on older legacy US 321 that do not have powerports? Or maybe the one they did is just going to be the prototype? But still, why bother i...

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by chonetsao
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

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 ...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 148
Views: 21105

Re: There might be no more "Jetstar" Pacific as QF is reportedly transferring its stakes in BL to Vietnam Airlines

Will VN give QF a small holding in itself as exchange? or QF is purely gifting the shares without return? There is rumour said that QF "lease" those stakes from Vietnamese gov' for a certain number of years (I can't confirm this rumour as I don't know what are terms in that deal) . So bas...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The original tweet says, “and you will see that reflected in the published schedules from the company sometime this weekend.” Good Morning. Just want to remind/suggest that looking at any schedule for more than a month out right now is,honestly, a waste of time. (Domestic or International) As AA ha...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

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...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 148
Views: 21105

Re: There might be no more "Jetstar" Pacific as QF is reportedly transferring its stakes in BL to Vietnam Airlines

Will VN give QF a small holding in itself as exchange? or QF is purely gifting the shares without return?

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by chonetsao
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65675

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

What does this mean in terms of how many are left? Looking at what the fleet stood at before this crisis started: ⋅ A320-200: 73 down to 62 (assuming when they say A320 they just mean A320 and not A320 family, but that’s not clear) ⋅ A340-600: 17 down to 10 ⋅ A380-800:...

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by chonetsao
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65675

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

Dominion301 wrote:
At they're not retiring any 748s. This crisis is certainly going to hasten the demise of a large portion of the remaining 4 holers.


They still have B744s...I think B748 would be the last ones to be retired.

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by chonetsao
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12405

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

I asume the crusie ship crews have to pay for these flights? Anyone have insight into coordination of these flights? Costs? These aircraft have first class seats right. Are those sold as first class, who gets those, are they empty? My brother has worked for over 15 years as Director of Operations f...

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by chonetsao
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25162

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

It looks like AA has loaded their summer transatlantic frequency reductions, but the aircraft types probably aren't finalized yet. I'm still seeing 333 flights on CLT/PHL-LHR in July, and I believe those are all supposed to be parked for good. Yes I saw that too. Very strange. Maybe another round o...

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by chonetsao
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25162

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

Wowwww AA is really gutted. I wonder when DL and UA will publish the May schedule. QF no longer fly to USA mainland in May? I guess that is the only thing they can do. Australia is closed to foreign traveller for a while. I guess this is the only choice. Thank you for the post. There are too much in...

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by chonetsao
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1457
Views: 175257

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Here are some options: 1) SRB and Delta can put some money in first. 2) Government can then put money in through buying slots from Virgin at LGW and LHR at 20% discount to the average price paid for slots at both airports during 2018/2019. The Government can then retain the slots and sell them on a...

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by chonetsao
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's unique position in pandemic
Replies: 15
Views: 6293

Re: Qatar's unique position in pandemic

QR is carrying a lot of freights. The country of QR needs to import a lot of things. Also Australia is kicking every foreign visitors out, many people needs to go home, there is always opportunities to earn some money by transporting people that need to go home. International travel ban had stopped ...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75241

Re: Five BA 747s to Teruel today

G-CIVD - May 2020 G-CIVH - Jun 2020 G-CIVJ - Jun 2020 G-CIVI - Oct 2020 G-CIVL - Nov 2020 G-CIVK - Jan 2021 G-CIVN - Feb 2021 My guess is that if the 747 fleet is to be reduced, it will be some or all of those will be retired earlier than planned. Have those on the list been ferried to jumbo gravey...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202127

Re: American Airlines Delays BLR, KRK, CMN, TLV, CHC, to 2021

Pretty insane, but not surprising (besides the depth of the PHL cuts). So as of now, the following long haul routes will operate during peak July/August/September schedules: LAX-LHR LAX-HND DFW-LIM DFW-GRU DFW-DUB DFW-LHR DFW-MAD (not specifically mentioned as resuming or being suspended...) DFW-CD...

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by chonetsao
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

AA doesn't fly MIA-FCO. Of the above, MXP is probably most in danger, although it seems to have been a fairly solid route for a while. Hopefully at worst it would be downgauged to a 788 in the long term as those start making their way to MIA. But given the situation in Lombardy, who knows when AA w...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1457
Views: 175257

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

If the Government didn't bail out flyBe, who provided PSO and connectivity to remote regions of the UK, I can't see them bailing out VS. Of course VS will try to use the Virgin PR machine to encourage public option for a bail-out. The reason why Government might choose to bail out airlines is that ...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Internationally, I'd expect a lot of the secondary/tertiary European flights to be cut for at least a few years while things stabilize. You can start with the 757 routes: CMN, KEF, SNN, EDI. KEF could be flown with a 7M8 if AA wanted to (when they get them back), but it's probably easier for them t...

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by chonetsao
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1457
Views: 175257

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

VS is being supported by the UK taxpayer, like any other business in the UK: furloughed staff are eligible to have their salary covered at 80% of up to £30,000 pa. Other area of support from Government are available to businesses, but, rightly, only as a last resort and only after all avenues of ot...

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by chonetsao
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic seeks restructuring; files for BK in US Court
Replies: 1457
Views: 175257

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Persuading the UK to prop up a company owned by a tax-dodging expat sitting on a £4bn pile and a US major with shareholders hungry months to feed, will be difficult. Yes I fully agree. Virgin parent company should be asked first. Since Richard Branson owns 51% of the company, he must use his own mo...

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by chonetsao
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182083

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Official, major retirements: AA retiring Aircraft. Earliest 737-800 (qty 76) Oldest A330 (qty 9 A330-300) 757-200 (qty 34) 767-300ER (qty 16) E-190 (qty 20) https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-retiring-737-a330/ Several types permanently retired. :cry2: Lightsaber Thanks!! Surprise to see ...

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by chonetsao
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14407

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

Fair enough on that. But When the 779s are coming in? I don’t know if the 380 can also sustain its place within BA alongside the coronavirus impact, though demand would have come back significantly by 2022. Although it operates MIA seasonally. Can’t remember if it’s the winter or summer schedule. A...

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by chonetsao
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14407

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

What do you call a considerable number? BA only have 12 A380s, how few is to few to operate profitably? For an airline the size of BA and operating out of an airport like LHR the A380 should still have a roll on a few of the busiest routes. I agree with you. I think some people here are blind on fu...

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