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by Antarius
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 9474

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

Im noticing this forum seems to be overly critical of AA management but more or less gives a pass to UAL. And that company in my eyes has really f'ed up a lot over the last few years and yet still get a pass despite how aloof Oscar and Kirby are. I think UA hit rock bottom years ago, so it beating ...

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by Antarius
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 9474

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

Yeah just ask him and he’ll tell you. You’ve clearly never worked with him. Often in error, never in doubt. This move assured that AA won’t dig themselves out of the hole they’ve put themselves in. But the good news for consumers is there will be cheap flights to whatever whimsical market he decide...

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by Antarius
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 9474

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

Vasu is a very smart guy. Good for him. Yeah just ask him and he’ll tell you. You’ve clearly never worked with him. Often in error, never in doubt. This move assured that AA won’t dig themselves out of the hole they’ve put themselves in. But the good news for consumers is there will be cheap flight...

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by Antarius
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 159
Views: 23143

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

Allegations are irrelevant to MAX crash for two reasons. 1) There shouldn't be a need for MX personnel to work on MAX as none of the systems/components would have reached maintenance threshold. 2) Ethiopian mx didn't modify the MCAS code. Stop blaming customers, and yes most of them are from third ...

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by Antarius
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 159
Views: 23143

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

Revelation wrote:
SFOtoORD wrote:
Doesn’t absolve Boeing of anything at all, but it seems like Ethiopian needs a serious culture change.

Fear of absolution is a real thing here on a.net.


??

Boeing will not be absolved of their design flaws and they shouldn't be. It's not a fear thing - its recognizing their gigantic screw up.

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by Antarius
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 159
Views: 23143

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

I'm not sure what impact these will have on the investigation into the 737 MAX crash, but it paints a damning picture of the Ethiopian. Nothing... the problem is the airplane. Not so simple. There is a major issue with the airplane, but the lack of airmanship is appalling But dont let me detract fr...

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by Antarius
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 12109

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Security theater is a extraordinary waste of money.

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by Antarius
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are AA's 767-300 staying longer in the fleet?
Replies: 36
Views: 6358

Re: Are AA's 767-300 staying longer in the fleet?

Boston757 wrote:
No link to Amazon and 787, just hear say. Often theres something to it.


There is no 787F. So any amazon purchase could not physically be in the time frame of AA's retirement schedule.

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by Antarius
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 167
Views: 19499

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

6. Jeff Smisek - This guy was run out of United after the EWR-CAE debacle, and prior to him leaving United was not in a good position at all. He may be looking for another job, but he is not the man for AA, and I would argue he would make things at AA even worse. I live in 2 UA hubs and Smisek is t...

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18960

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

Yeh, because punishing a competitor is more important than making money when you've got the highest debt load and lowest margins among your competitor set. They're not going to drive LATAM out of Miami - the O&D market is too large. They're not going to discourage DL from going through with the...

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by Antarius
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18960

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

BroadwayLimited wrote:
It’s called panic. They are being reactive, not proactive.


The same thing could be applied to DL buying part of LATAM. Or anything.

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10706

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

A new terminal and new parallel runways on the north of existed north runways :white: Please. Lets move from the realm of fantasy into reality. All issues are not solved with complete airport rebuilds costing billions of dollars. MIA has planned to spend 5 billions for terminal reconstruction and r...

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10706

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

chunhimlai wrote:
A new terminal and new parallel runways on the north of existed north runways


:white:

Please. Lets move from the realm of fantasy into reality. All issues are not solved with complete airport rebuilds costing billions of dollars.

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 10169

Re: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019

The Swiss IFSD has resulted in an AD from the FAA for inspection. Will be interesting to see what happens out of this one.

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by Antarius
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 6906

Re: VIE Bloodbath: Austrian taking over Eurowings Europe

Airlines within airlines have proven themselves, time and again, to not work. This comes as no surprise. Except sometimes they do (for example, AC Rouge, Jetstar, Scoot, etc.). It isn’t eurowings in and of itself that failed, but it’s ragtag execution. Agreed. In the above cases, there was a clear ...

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by Antarius
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 10169

Re: And the next: Air Tanzania A220-300 engine failure_26-Sep-2019

So the tally for the year is 1 for Korean, 2 for Swiss and 1 for Air Tanzania? That is 4 out of 83 planes in service. That is a rate of about 1 in 20,000 flights. That is likely worse than the ETOPS requirement of 1 in 100,000 engine hours. I fail to see why the A220 was able to get ETOPS 180 appro...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation for customer satisfaction
Replies: 55
Views: 7272

Re: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation.

My wife is Diamond and I'm Silver so we fly quite a bit and have never had a problem. I find that the way I approach someone and act towards them is usually reciprocated. Don’t give me that crap. I work for the dang airline and even though I have always treated airport workers with respect & ki...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future 747-8 orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 3680

Re: Future 747-8 orders?

No future. Both the 748 and a380 are dead. There's no need for a quad anymore. Maybe and maybe not. I believe that twins are maxed out, pun intended and have inherent limitations so saying that twins are the only future seems like a trap which leaves only quads as a way of getting better efficiency...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 101
Views: 18766

Re: Has Cape Air (9K) recieved any of their new Tecnam p2012s yet?

How so? These look like very capable, comfortable aircraft that should be economical to operate and 9K got to tailor a lot of the design to fit their needs. What would you have done differently? Ordered something other than and more capable than an experimental Italian plane... anything else really...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 68
Views: 9765

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

and eliminate aircraft damage... Or create damage in the event of sensor failure BINGO.... That was my first thought, as well. An ise covered sensor crushing the side wall of an aircraft could be fun. Remember Ramp Rule #1: If it can go wrong, it eventually will. It will happen at some point, but s...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 68
Views: 9765

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

Sounds like just another way to eliminate jobs. It's meant to be a help for existing employees. Did you not read the part where it says an employee needs to be present to monitor and activate the system? Baby steps. Currently an employee needs to be present to monitor and activate the system, but t...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 68
Views: 18382

Re: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

Seems like something that was almost entirely within DL's control Agreed. At the time, though, DL and ST were grabbing anyone and everyone they could to help counter the ST dominance, which resulted in a disparate amalgamation of parties. OW grew slower and while they have some oddballs like S7 and...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Diversion: Ultimate Jet Charters E135 CLT-PDK diverts in good weather
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Interesting Diversion: Ultimate Jet Charters E135 CLT-PDK diverts in good weather

Brake or flap problem and needed more runway than ?pdk. GF Probably an issue with PDK’s long runway. Maybe an aircraft blew a tire on the long runway? That could be it, everything else this afternoon appears to have landed on rwy 34 (4000 ft), including aircraft you would think would want the longe...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 68
Views: 18382

Re: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

This is not unique to Delta, ATI JVs have killed traditional alliances. Alliances do not allow capacity coordination. That is key to the price and margin control Delta wants. Basically alliances allow “too much competition” between partners is the real translation. Alliances also grew too fast, whi...

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 536
Views: 108631

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I really like it. The red half engines looked like a hasty MX job with borrowed parts.

Modern yet unique and classy

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 17667

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

You, like quite a few, feel that you are entitled to something you did not pay for. You are not! Pay up or move on. If businesses like QR were to continue to allow spongers like you, they would have to declare bankruptcy. I want the amenities that come with a J or F ticket and so I pay for the tick...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU
Replies: 25
Views: 3236

Re: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU

The rain has stopped completely and the doppler is clear. Not sure why IAH is still showing as closed and flights going into tomorrow are canceled.

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 17667

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

If you do not fly J or F on every flight, you are most certainly chasing the lowest price. It has nothing to do with loyalty. If you were loyal, you would always book J or F even when you are not flying on your company's dime, and you would have the lounge freely. Why do you think you should be abl...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU
Replies: 25
Views: 3236

Re: Effects of Trop Storm Imelda on IAH/HOU

I was supposed to be on QR714 today. That diverted to PHL.

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 17667

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

Perhaps I missed your point because there was none: You stated the following: " Personally I don't fly QR is due to their lounge access policy. I am so used to oneworld open door lounge policy (economy passengers can access any lounge based on status)" To which I replied: " I am glad...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 17667

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

I am glad QR does not offer lounge access to people flying any fare with economy attached to it. Why should it? That's cheapening the value of business and first class. If you want lounge access, buy a fare that provides that benefit. Yes that is what I did. Fly business, but on other airlines like...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: Are chasing share price and globalisation to blame?

Demand has increased. As a result, earlier a flaw may be hidden for years due to the limited number of aircraft in the sky.

With the 737MAX, there were nearly 300 aircraft flying within 2 years of EIS for example. Probability of finding a design flaw increases exponentially.

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future 747-8 orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 3680

Re: Future 747-8 orders?

No future. Both the 748 and a380 are dead. There's no need for a quad anymore.

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by Antarius
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 50
Views: 8016

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

2) It is both structurally and aerodynamically more favorable to have the engines mounted on the wings. Clean wings, uncluttered by engines, are always going to be more aerodynamically favorable. But the rest of your points are valid, and detract sufficiently for nobody to design aircraft with tail...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11788

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

That still doesn't make sense. If MH370 REALLY had that issue due to spillage, they could've turned the aircraft around and returned to KUL...even if squawk and radios were knocked out. The problem with these sorts of electrical issues is what you have left and what warnings are presented may not b...

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by Antarius
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 11788

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

Polot wrote:
For the people who don’t want to read the article, it was Condor.


You are a gentleman and a scholar.

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 11772

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

It's a shame..Isnt there a market for them.like there was for the 735? I mean there are still 733s flying that are 30yrs old..These 736 must be younger and with a lot of life left to be utilised The 736 is heavier than the 735. I have heard that this makes it less desirable for shorter routes. I'm ...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drastically different routings
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Re: Drastically different routings

Sequencing and opening/closing of routes into the NYC airspace can play a big role. Certain routes will open and close as the storms move around and that difference can be as little as 10 minutes. It was a 30+ minute difference in take-off time so its certainly possible that the route WN is taking ...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drastically different routings
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Drastically different routings

I am currently on https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL380 and my coworker is on https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA1155/history/20190911/1955Z/KMDW/KLGA Both flights from Chicago (mine from ORD and theirs from MDW) headed to LGA that left within 20 minutes of each other. Why are the routings ...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

Again, if China was in the JV, they would codeshare on that route because of the JV would allow AA/JL to coordinate on schedule, inventory, pricing, revenue sharing, etc, and allow AA/JL to both sell US-NRT-PEK flights. That doesn't mean that all low fares will fly US-NRT-PEK and take up higher yie...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

But why would you codeshare in the first place? I'm not understanding the reason AA would ever put their code on NRT-PEK. Again, if China was in the JV, they would codeshare on that route because of the JV would allow AA/JL to coordinate on schedule, inventory, pricing, revenue sharing, etc, and al...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

UA/NH and DL/KE JV do not include China. And to another post above, AA does not codeshare with JL on NRT-PEK and neither does UA with NH on NRT-PEK. Same goes for DFW-PEK, JL does not codeshare on it. Of course, all carriers can sell a US-NRT-China ticket (and I have purchased them before), but the...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

I thought that all parties and destinations in a joint venture had to enjoy Open Skies with each other. Does this mean that China is included in the UA-NH, DL-KE, and AA-JL TPAC joint ventures, all three? I have read many times that it does not apply to DL-KE. UA/NH and DL/KE JV do not include Chin...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

AA doesn’t even codeshare on JL’s NRT-PEK/PVG flights, so I’m still putting my money on China not being in the JV. That could be due to practical considerations. Yields to China are trash with round trips selling for 500 bucks frequently - AA would rather send passengers on their own metal at a che...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

AA doesn’t even codeshare on JL’s NRT-PEK/PVG flights, so I’m still putting my money on China not being in the JV. That could be due to practical considerations. Yields to China are trash with round trips selling for 500 bucks frequently - AA would rather send passengers on their own metal at a che...

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by Antarius
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

AA doesn’t even codeshare on JL’s NRT-PEK/PVG flights, so I’m still putting my money on China not being in the JV. That could be due to practical considerations. Yields to China are trash with round trips selling for 500 bucks frequently - AA would rather send passengers on their own metal at a che...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to share MAX grounding reimbursement with workers
Replies: 10
Views: 3102

Re: WN to share MAX grounding reimbursement with workers

WN has once again set a precedent of why employees LUV the company. Wonder if other CEO’s with MAX groundings will follow suit? Here’s the link from Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-09/southwest-aims-to-share-max-grounding-reimbursement-with-workers FLY Not all employees l...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant unveils Vegas Golden Knights plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: Allegiant unveils Vegas Golden Knights plane

I understand that the tail logo is their color, but the orange clashes horribly with the Knights gold.

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

While the JV is metal neutral, there still needs to be a good amount of feed volume coming from the U.S into NRT as JAL has significant Asian beyond flights that require such feed and provide the most realistic path within the AA network. Weakening NRT and losing the seats with the ability to conne...

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by Antarius
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8983

Re: Will AA end Narita service? Much

The new DOT awards are for 1 LAX and 1 DFW. No more, no less. That's right. Forgot- thanks. So to update, AA would drop LAX-NRT for HND and drop 1 DFW-NRT frequency for HND. IMO, this is still well possible. Dont see them losing out on much by this at all. AA has basically given up ORD-Asia and the...

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