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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inherent risk of being large single-fleet airline, now too great?
Replies: 23
Views: 3002

Re: Inherent risk of being large single-fleet airline, now too great?

Its really more about the size of the airline. When one is small or just starting out you have no choice but once one reaches a certain size (and Southwest is way past that) the single fleet benefits are diminished and the risk is exponentially higher. And this would be true regardless if there is a...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5370

Re: AA

Doug Parker started and went up the ranks at AA, under Crandall. He met his wife at AA who was also an employee (an FA). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Ok, wasn't aware of his history. So he has come back to his roots! He has a herculean task to get everyone on the same page! My friend, I have ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7433

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

I respectful disagree. The toxic culture was here long before this management team and will not go with a new one. DP has done many things unthinkable like giving raises outside of union contracts, Free positive space flights, there were no massive layoffs after merger (even though there should have...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296820

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

@kennneth, I think actually he seems to be saying it was impossible for it to be an accident. He is saying there is no way to confuse a missile with a plane. And yes that it would definitely be found out to have been shot down because of shrapnel etc. So that begs the question, how was all of the d...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Delayed Flights of 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1400

Re: Your Most Delayed Flights of 2019

7+ hrs DFW-HKG mech problems on 2 Aircraft 3rd plane was the charm, but then waited 2 more hours for new crews.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft and niches
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: Aircraft and niches

The other thing is the time line from white paper to production is so long the industry is always behind the market trends and is in fact out of sync with it most of the times. Somehow they need to make everything common and module so they can adjust to market needs much more quickly. How you do tha...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191452

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Boeing needs to: 1. Split the commercial division out as a separate company - the corrupt and cynical culture of military contracting seems to have permeated the organization 2. Move the commercial division HQ back to Seattle and closer to the core of the business - the guys in suits in Chicago see...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251781

Re: American Airlines Schedules First 787 To Miami

I figured they’d replace the 763 with the 788 but good to see it confirmed. I think it definitely makes sense to MVD. Good to see MIA finally see this aircraft. Actually the Dispatch Reliability was the highest it has ever been this past year for AA and the B767. But they are still not as reliable ...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does aviation tackle climate change?
Replies: 133
Views: 27309

Re: Climate impact of aviation - what are airlines doing to mitigate?

If it was about the environment air travel wouldn't even be mentioned its insignificant in the grand scheme of things. But if it is about money, taxes and control well yes lets shame air travelers into giving us more of each.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296820

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

My comments on the media coverage. I have to say, I too am staggered by how low down this is on the news reports. I am staggered for two reasons; c180 innocent people have died today in a plane crash and two, there is little or no speculation about the potential link to the overnight conflict. News...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 799
Views: 125726

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Just saw that on the news, parking garaged collapse. EV fire gone bad I assume....this might be a insight into the future.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

SWA will also eventually add fees too, its inevitable...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11716

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

In a generation there probably will be no need for ticket counters, ground personnel or gate agents.
All of those jobs can be 100% automated.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does a 737 Max 10 really need MCAS?
Replies: 43
Views: 9935

Re: Does a 737 Max 10 really need MCAS?

To fly no, to certify as a common B737 yes.

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 11048

Re: Pilot shortage

I tell every young person I know there is no better time to start an aviation career. Pilots and Mechanics and Engineers are all routes I would recommend, all have tons of retirements looming, the industry has never been more stable or prospects better. These really are the golden days of aviation (...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 19185

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

Any idea when a DFW Terminal F plan might be ready to be announced?

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34586

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Good lord this thread is 90% nonsense.

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28891

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

No! 2020 might even be worse for Boeing. 2021-2022 at the earliest.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11483

Re: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off

I would imagine a panel falls off everyday just in the US, much less worldwide.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
Replies: 126
Views: 22428

Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

So did anyone show how AA botched this, or is this just more mindless AA bashing on A.Net?

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746219

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Then buy a lot of stock.....If I owned any I think i'd sell it all tomorrow.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746219

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I have this increasing feeling that Boeing is approaching the point of seriously scrapping the 737 MAX program altogether. This means scrapping circa 600 airframes, and the cost would be so daunting that Boeing may be forced into bankruptcy just to protect itself from potential lawsuits from the li...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34586

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

AA has been using the term since the 1930's. They Trademarked it in 1999 and Reissued it in 2009.
They have a legal obligation to protect the "mark" and this is almost a slam dunk, IMH and non legal opinion.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;WN
Replies: 92
Views: 15734

Re: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;

Varsity1 wrote:
AA's load factors have been high and continue to be high through winter. I can't help but think they are trying REALLY HARD to drive up RASM by limiting capacity.



There is no trying, capacity is severely limited by MAX groundings and new aircraft delivery issues at both Boeing and Airbus.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month
Replies: 142
Views: 17858

Re: Airbus might push A320 family production rate to 70 aircraft per month

Any chance that Airbus can increase production significantly in the next few years? The industry as a whole seems to be bottle-necking around production issues. And with the MAX/Boeing issues, Seat and Engine OEMs all having issues its kind of a shame they cannot take advantage of the slack.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?
Replies: 49
Views: 8128

Re: Possibility of third airline on PHX-LHR route?

Grand Canyon and then on to Las Vegas Euros are everywhere out West, especially the Germans.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19800

Re: Collapsing US hubs

I don't think this has anything to do with HUBS per say but large airport growth rates vs smaller airport growth rates. Its is called diminishing returns. The large airports by and large already fly to all the places they need to fly. The smaller airports have the growth potential. Just a naturally ...

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787
Replies: 84
Views: 14793

Re: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787

Am I the only one here that doesn't know what "hub busting" means?

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4006

Re: Every Easyjet flight is carbon neutral starting today 19/11/2019

You people will fall for anything. It's a scam and a shell game.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/17/2019:4O Adds CUN-MIA,LAX-MTY;AA Cuts JFK Again;DL Exits PAP;UA Exits ELM, LAX-PSC
Replies: 114
Views: 15943

Re: OAG Changes 11/17/2019:4O Adds CUN-MIA,LAX-MTY;AA Cuts JFK Again;DL Exits PAP;UA Exits ELM, LAX-PSC

At this point the MAX is putting major stress on AA and it's route planners. It seems very reasonable that JFK is simply an easy way to reduce some stress on the fleet. Seems totally reasonable to me. AA could totally return Summer 2020 if the MAX can actually fly for example. AA has to cut somethi...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/17/2019:4O Adds CUN-MIA,LAX-MTY;AA Cuts JFK Again;DL Exits PAP;UA Exits ELM, LAX-PSC
Replies: 114
Views: 15943

Re: OAG Changes 11/17/2019:4O Adds CUN-MIA,LAX-MTY;AA Cuts JFK Again;DL Exits PAP;UA Exits ELM, LAX-PSC

Before it was runway construction, now the AA folks are going to say it's the MAX, but AA is just weak in JFK. Just leave already. They just started making money for the first time in a generation in NYC so why leave now? They did not just start making money for the first time in a generation. Whet...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27023

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

Top is new. Bottom is old: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJrewctX0AECVtx?format=jpg&name=large Note: This isn't what the "updated" livery is suppose to look finished. Just a question: how much did AA pay for the design team to come up with this change? Probably nothing. Airlines make mi...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"
Replies: 98
Views: 36219

Re: New Slots to Be Opened at Slot Restricted Hong Kong Airport

Highly unlikely HKG would take away slots. I am sure waivers are in hand.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27023

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

The current livery has grown on me. And I agree it looks best when looking at multiple aircraft. Btw nothing wrong with continued improvement.
Any changes being discussed is tweaking not a new scheme.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27023

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

I’ve never been a fan of AA’s “Screaming Redneck” livery. However, I’ve always thought it would look better with: - A metallic silver similar to NW’s final livery vs the flat, military gray - Raise the titles above the window line to prevent the Swiss cheese look - Darken the light blue in the flig...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/17/2019:4O Adds CUN-MIA,LAX-MTY;AA Cuts JFK Again;DL Exits PAP;UA Exits ELM, LAX-PSC
Replies: 114
Views: 15943

Re: OAG Changes 11/17/2019:4O Adds CUN-MIA,LAX-MTY;AA Cuts JFK Again;DL Exits PAP;UA Exits ELM, LAX-PSC

Aren’t the AA cuts them now implementing the extension of the MAX grounding thru March? Before it was runway construction, now the AA folks are going to say it's the MAX, but AA is just weak in JFK. Just leave already. They just started making money for the first time in a generation in NYC so why ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-House vs Outsourced Maintenance Costs
Replies: 20
Views: 2642

Re: In-House vs Outsourced Maintenance Costs

MRO quality is proven by the numbers. As outsourcing has increased accidents have continued to decline. Not cause and effect but if outsourcing was so bad it would be obvious. There are also advantages to in sourcing, more control and sometimes more flexibility and the ability to adjust on the fly, ...

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 188711

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

anymaninfc wrote:
Is N150UW the only A321 currently getting the OASIS mod? No other facilities?



Currently TUL and GSO are doing Oasis. In January the base MX stations start doing them also during any heavy check visits.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38468

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Crandall looks pretty good right now. A good friend of mine has been an AA pilot for 30 years. I haven't asked him lately what he thinks of Doug Parker. However, as mad as he used to get at Bob Crandall before he retired, he has felt that every CEO since, including Arpey, Horton, and Carty has not ...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee maker delayed flight
Replies: 26
Views: 5382

Re: Coffee maker delayed flight

Delays happen every day for minor interior things like IFE, Seats, Tray Tables, Overhead Bins, Galley and Lav issues etc. The problem is two fold, as mentioned it still requires paperwork so a 10-15 minute delay just to do that is normal. Also most of these type of things are not discovered until th...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 166871

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Which policies? I think everything is status quo?

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38468

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Then how is Delta able to pull off providing quality service and commanding a premium for it? Because in general DL travelers pay a "premium" for the "privilege" of flying DL because they have no other choice that fits their needs. It's the beauty of dominant market share in the...

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38468

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Anyone remember when AA added leg room not all that long ago???

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38468

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

More old school thinking. Who care what the RASM is if that is extra utilization that you already are paying the fixed cost the incremental revenue is all profit!!!!

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Operational Profit history for four major airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Operational Profit history for four major airlines

Has the entire Aviation industry turned a profit by now? Up until the recent good decade or so run the industry as a whole had lost billions more than it ever made (one of the few established industries ever to do that and still be around) but with a decade or so of Billions being made has it past t...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38468

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

As much as people want to bad mouth Doug for being a drunk or a bad leader, he turned little America West into the world's largest airline. He knew how to work mergers...oh swell. But he was NOT loved at HP either...not by a long shot. You must not have worked for Bill Franke. Doug was very well li...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38468

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

This whole, you got to lose money in NYC to be profitable everywhere else is bunk, That's some serious old school thinking where RAS and ASM without regards to the overall profit picture that the industry has moved away from. And if that hands Delta more revenue in NYC so what! AA losing money to ke...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38468

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Cutting money losing routes in NYC and at ORD is not a bad thing. The Oasis config is essentially the same as United and Delta. The real issue is top down management does not work at AA. Too many silos, each hub does its own thing and employees do not want or handle change well. Essentially its the ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines' Growth In BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 9694

Re: American Airlines' Growth In BOS

BOS growth will mostly be about aircraft utilization. Meaning Weekend flying to places with little to no service. Its is a good strategy for a city that is not a HUB or Focus city but large and with good O&D.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Goes 2x Daily On DFW-FCO
Replies: 31
Views: 9018

Re: American Airlines Goes 2x Daily On DFW-FCO

I'm curious too. For the average Italian, the US ends at NYC, maybe MIA. 2 (two) DFW-FCO flights ?! What BS Europeans travel all over the US including Texas, Vegas and California. Certianly NY and Florida ere the most popular but Euroes are everywhere in the US which anyone whom travels would know.

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