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by Etheereal
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10424

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

Per design, an IFSD is a minor event. It is nevertheless undesirable due to associated operationnal consequences (drift down, diversion) hence the controlling measures implemented to control it, restricting the flight enveloppe to minimise the risk of occurence. MCAS untimely activation is demonstr...

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by Etheereal
Tue May 26, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10208

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

Waterbomber2 wrote:
As spectacular as that looks, not flight critical parts.

This better be satire..

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by Etheereal
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338524

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Sad as I was super excited to try them for the first time on the 24th of this month from HEL to MIA. I'm flying AA from MIA to CDG and on the return had a day layover in HEL, I wonder if they'll just re-accommodate me on CDG-MIA nonstop or the entire thing will be canceled. All flights from Europe ...

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by Etheereal
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers
Replies: 35
Views: 8158

Re: Swiss Airlines : aggression between pilot and passengers

Zeke is right with the UK statement. Also, as that didnt happen in the US , there was no assault involved.

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around
Replies: 22
Views: 7772

Re: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around

With that said, I can’t think of any circumstance where it is appropriate for a passenger jet to be flying at 290 knots at 1200 ft. So if the airplane stalls at some altitude above 1200, the crew does the stall recovery procedure including putting the nose down, and the airplane happens to level ou...

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around
Replies: 22
Views: 7772

Re: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around

Ah i see, i thoght it was IAS. But as far as im aware you're supposed to have 250kts in controlled areas below 10k feet no?

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26272

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

Prost wrote:
The DC9-30 was the first plane I worked back in 1989, and dammit, it’ll be the last one I work in 15 years!

What does that mean?

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around
Replies: 22
Views: 7772

Re: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around

290kts is way too fast and dangerous to do below 10.000ft

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by Etheereal
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56552

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

https://onemileatatime.com/qantas-threa ... st-pilots/
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According to OMAAT, Qantas have threatened their pilots to hire low cost ones to do the flight, as the union didnt agree with their plan.

https://onemileatatime.com/qantas-threa ... st-pilots/

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by Etheereal
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12234

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

william wrote:
Why is the US involved? Was bribes offered to the US carriers? Would love to know what was offered to them though it would be hard to keep such bonuses off the books of a publicly traded company.

If they currency used was DOLLARS, the US gets involved.

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30408

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

I can't imagine...circling for hours on likely one engine. Surprised they just don't land overweight? But if the gear is damaged you want those tanks as empty as you can get them. You typically don't screw around landing overweight if you already have reports of damage to landing gear, especially i...

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2365

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

Ah okay, i see what you mean now. But bribes aside, why would AV use the NEOs on BOG if they dont have the thrust capacity ?

Edit: Also, if the NEO is supposed to be the upgrade option, then them having weaker engines than the CFM makes that point moot?

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2365

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

Given the altitude in BOG, I doubt a 319/320neo would be able to carry much more than 100 pax on some days northbound. What do you mean? AV sends around 150 pax northbound From BOG to JFK, which is "near" YYZ. Last year AV was flying BOG-ORD with a 319ceo with a full passenger load. That ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2365

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

According to them, it's awaiting government approval. I'd have to guess it'll be A319 or A320neo metal. Given the altitude in BOG, I doubt a 319/320neo would be able to carry much more than 100 pax on some days northbound. What do you mean? AV sends around 150 pax northbound From BOG to JFK, which ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia
Replies: 98
Views: 12234

Re: Airbus under new Malaysia Investigation for bribing AirAsia

Will a similar scandal be the next to hit Boeing? To me it defies credibility that one vendor would be offering money to middlemen etc. whilst the other doesn't. Both are selling in the same parts of the world and if corruption is endemic in those areas it's not unreasonable to suspect that it woul...

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by Etheereal
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 748604

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

Which means that even if the MAX is somehow recertified this will only last until the next (unfortunately inevitable) crash when it will be grounded again . The program is on borrowed time and the best thing that Boeing can do it announce a NSA program and attempt to switch the orders as they will ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18904

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Idk why people think im an Airbus representative .. and even an A380 salesman at all . Like come on .. All im saying is that there are people that wont stand for more than 10 hours in a plane at once. And having sometimes direct flights cost much more than a connection "somewhere".

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by Etheereal
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18904

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Emirates is arguing a dead horse. History shows that people will fly direct whenever possible. Once aircraft can tie together any city pair, the need for Dubai disappears. Wrong, there are "plenty" of people, as some posters have said here several times, they dont want to fly more than 10...

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by Etheereal
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot SU1546 pilot heart attack
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: Aeroflot SU1546 pilot heart attack

AEDs only help with certain heart conditions. But for others, they're useless.

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by Etheereal
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Group announces another year of profits
Replies: 49
Views: 7239

Re: Emirates Group announces another year of profits

lightsaber wrote:

There needs to be a strategic shift for EK. What would you do?

Lightsaber


Wait for fuel prices to go up again, then some airliners wont be so feasible with direct flight.

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by Etheereal
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22907

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

From the creators of 5 star airline..

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by Etheereal
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140017

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Ryanair bought a lot of planes after 9/11, when plane prices were at "rock bottom". Edit: And if they arrived around 2002-2003, that will explain you why they have some "old" planes. I think what he was referring to was that Ryanair used to make money selling their used 738s aft...

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by Etheereal
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140017

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Ryanair bought a lot of planes after 9/11, when plane prices were at "rock bottom".

Edit: And if they arrived around 2002-2003, that will explain you why they have some "old" planes.

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by Etheereal
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38566

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

You see.. the funny part is that they havent done a proper critic of their own faults. They blame the MAX (which is not even close to be an important factor)

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by Etheereal
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153176

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

DenverTed wrote:
Is Boeing finally ready to build a new aluminum 3-3 tube after 70 years of the 707 thing?

Nope, they're gonna get a 707MAX, with reinforced wings, and two NEW GTF engines instead. :duck:

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by Etheereal
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 153176

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

VSMUT wrote:
BTW, how can anybody take you seriously with that username? You are clearly biased. :duck:


There are like 6 people that can be taken seriously in this forum. Everyone else is pretty much biased towards one of the two companies.

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by Etheereal
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 46369

Re: Reuters: Lion Air JT610 families told 737 MAX design flaws and flight crew deficiencies linked to deadly crash

fly heading 350°, then informed him that there was no airspeed unreliable checklist. At 23:25:17 UTC, the FO stated “10.1” and began reading the Airspeed Unreliable checklist. Note: The Airspeed Unreliable checklist is on page 10.1 of the QRH. It took FO 3 minutes and 40 seconds to find a checklist...

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by Etheereal
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 46369

Re: Reuters: Lion Air JT610 families told 737 MAX design flaws and flight crew deficiencies linked to deadly crash

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Interesting that in effect the crash is attributed to several causes...

Plane accidents/crashes dont happen that often due a single issue, but a chain of errors/mistakes.

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by Etheereal
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q3 Results
Replies: 47
Views: 12255

Re: AA Reports Q3 Results

Arent AA pilots on average compensated more precisely because they're so subjected to IRROPS, and as such, they need to get "bribed" (aka convinced) to fly?

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by Etheereal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15150

Re: Heads Start To Roll: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

Adipocere wrote:
What about the frontline engineers and technical teams who had a hand in signing off the final product? I hope those teams are being shown the door too.

How many families are we talking about, again?

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by Etheereal
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 34216

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

Kikko19 wrote:
Never more than 3 hours in a 737 fuselage. Cannot shrink my shoulders. Maybe if they do it 2+3 I will change my mind

I've taken flights on A319/20 on 5-6 hours sectors, and they've been quite nice.

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by Etheereal
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 160
Views: 32867

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

is this pro-boeing propaganda or what? the depths of this horrid trench continue to amaze. I am honestly in the camp that Boeing should be broken up at this point. I like that some people just straight up suggest about hundreds of thousands of families to be left unemployeed, with no income, and lo...

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by Etheereal
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257605

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Since QF is negociating with it's unions, we can assume the plane selection has already been made. You've reached the wrong conclusion. They cant chose a plane till CASA gives the approval for those type of flights, and they also reach an agreement with the unions. If CASA says NO, Project Sunrise ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257605

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Since QF is negociating with it's unions, we can assume the plane selection has already been made. You've reached the wrong conclusion. They cant chose a plane till CASA gives the approval for those type of flights, and they also reach an agreement with the unions. If CASA says NO, Project Sunrise ...

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by Etheereal
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4836

Re: US to impose tariffs on EU goods, including Airbus aircraft

Ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous. But totally trump. Such policies will only harm the US ultimately, with customers and staff the ones who will be most affected by higher airfares and flight planning issues that occur while airlines grapple with cost and structural problems created by these policies....

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by Etheereal
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25004

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

United and Delta are so tiny in Latin America compared to AA. We can't deny that. They own that market. AA might have a large market on South 'murica, but AV (yuck) and CM have not only better service, but even better prices for MIA overall. Not to say CM can give get you from "anywhere" ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25004

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

Beefing up? Sounds more like increasing the amount of PAX inconvenienced by MAINT/IRROPs.

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by Etheereal
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221405

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

TC bankrupcy means B6 LHR slots, right? :stirthepot:

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by Etheereal
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: LX A220 GTF IFSD on September 16th, 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 22776

Re: Potential that A220 is grounded following new engine issues ?

Nicoeddf wrote:
IFSDs don't kill people.


[citation needed]

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by Etheereal
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25528

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

n92r03 wrote:
I can't believe someone can live somewhere for decades and not speak the language..

Quite mind-boggling, tbh

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by Etheereal
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?
Replies: 39
Views: 7815

Re: Where are the Avianca's A318 going?

8 hours on an A318? BA1 is a dream come true to most business travelers. I'm sure service to BOS and DCA/IAD/BWI would work great as well. If it was such a “dream come true” then why did BA cancel the other rotation and sell one of the two A318s rather than starting a similar service to one of the ...

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by Etheereal
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA Business Class cabin retrofit
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: COPA Business Class cabin retrofit

They're not retrofitting any NG they have. That was only for the Max9 they have (which are currently flying nowhere).

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by Etheereal
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oil price and fleet decisions, past and future
Replies: 8
Views: 1751

Re: Oil price and fleet decisions, past and future

There's a wendover video about ultra long routes that explains that issue properly.

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by Etheereal
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO
Replies: 70
Views: 11050

Re: JetBlue Announces JFK-GEO

tphuang wrote:
As for hot meals, who in their right mind is looking to get a hot air plane food on a midnight flight?


You say that because you´re used to lame AA food. I can tell you, i do enjoy A LOT, AV's food on the MDE/JFK flights at midnight. That food lets me sleep tight at night.

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by Etheereal
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

He asked a question with the operator AND, and by the way it was worded, B6 should win by having 100%, even tho DL has a major diference in number of craft.

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by Etheereal
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 12542

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

cathay747 wrote:
...about PHX being dehubbed...

I still remember the April fools thread where AA was dehubbing either PHX or ORD, and people were really losing their shit over :lol: :lol:

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by Etheereal
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20659

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

Cointrin330 wrote:
This from AA's hometown newspaper.

From the looks of it, AA has become the UA from a few years ago...


All they're missing is beating up a passenger then dragging him/her out of the plane, to get the complete circle.

Congrats on UA for improving, and AA to manage sinking even lower

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by Etheereal
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 28131

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

HardeesBiscuit wrote:
it's not like many airlines are doing things as well as mint... so they can probably get away with it unfortunately

Too bad, i really wanted to try out MINT

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by Etheereal
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 71
Views: 16316

Re: Avianca's CEO: The airline is broke

TWA902fly wrote:
dcajet wrote:
Chapter 11 on the cards?


“Chapter 11” is a US bankruptcy law. Avianca is not a US company.

‘902

Avianca has stocks on the NYSE and is part of the Synergy Group.

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