At today's investor conference Vasu Raja stated with anticipation of international and corporate traffic coming back much slower there would be further cuts to the international schedule. Also, AA would seek to leverage its JV partners more for international access moving forward. And this is in li...Jump to post
This weekend's update: - Charlotte to Frankfurt is now 777-200ER when resuming in late-October, replacing A330. - Philadelphia to Rome is now 787-8 when resuming in late-October - Philadelphia to Madrid is still loaded on the A330-200 from July to August 17 (likely to switch). It's currently set to...Jump to post
HiFly A380 on the move...watch out for her...no destination identified yet.
Seems like a lot of PHL’s decisions for TATL ops. throughout the summer stemmed from PHL not being approved as an official DHS airport. Rumor is they are really pushing for it to become one in time for the LHR relaunch... Do you know what is the reason PHL does not qualify? I believe it was because...Jump to post
I posted this link in the American Airlines thread as well but this is the official CMA publishing of the investigation. PHL is considered a thin route between LHR according to the reports which is not surprising. The link is 85 pages but still working checking out https://assets.publishing.service...Jump to post
We don't know enough yet to infer that reliably. IF the 332s get retired, PHL TATL routes will see 777s, 787s, A321XLRs, or route terminations. IMHO, 2021 is going to have a lot of route terminations. Yea, of course PHL will see 787/777s as they'll be the only international aircraft. But it is goin...Jump to post
Sorry, I forgot about ORD-ATH restarting. That said it looks like AA tried to resume service to their "core" destinations (destinations that existed several years ago ~2016). PHL is off the table due to not being on the approved airport list so ORD is the airport that restarts the service....Jump to post
A332s in long term storage until 2022 at the earliest if they do return.. We don't know enough yet to infer that reliably. Is PHL going to be seeing 787s and 777s now? IF the 332s get retired, PHL TATL routes will see 777s, 787s, A321XLRs, or route terminations. IMHO, 2021 is going to have a lot of...Jump to post
Weren't passenger cargo units on the way out before Covid-19? The drastically reduced (basically 0) international passenger schedule and critical/immediate need of supplies has resulted in the rise of cargo traffic and cargo flights on pax jets. That said, I do not think this is a long term 5-10 yea...Jump to post
Forgive me if I've missed the reply to this question if its already been asked, but if the 757s are to be retired, what will be used to replace them on routes like CMN/KEF/EDI/SNN assuming of course those routes are coming back next year? There is a quote from Raja about going back to the basics an...Jump to post
To what extent will PHL’s international growth and relevance always be restricted by the massive number of international flights at EWR(81 miles away) and JFK(105 miles away)? I remember back in the day, PHL had a respectable evening lineup of Air France, British Airways, KLM, Swissair(Now Swiss In...Jump to post
PHL-MAD for July is showing a 332. FYI, it had been posted the majority of European resumptions for June would all operate as 788. The schedule currently does not reflect this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The only 332 route I found was indeed PHL-MAD, which is presumably being kept for now t...Jump to post
I guess the A333 is not retired? And that we will continue to see them here? Which makes sense since AA is going to be delayed in getting the B788 Also list of changes https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290796/american-airlines-ns20-long-haul-changes-as-of-14apr20/ Philadelphia – Ams...Jump to post
They are not making ORD and DFW their gateways... This is a temporary solution given PHL/CLT are not approved international gateways. Long hauls are not going to make make profits for any carrier. It makes complete sense to route passengers through their partner hubs till there is any meaningful de...Jump to post
Inventory management might be still messing around, but it appears to be a large wide scale cut in TA service through at least August. It looks like they retreated back to DFW/ORD for S20 TA service. Checking random dates in the summer PHL/ORD - VCE appear zeroed out PHL/CLT/MIA/JFK - BCN appear zer...Jump to post
Sorry if this is out of topic, but is there supposed to be a new terminal G to be built? I heard that they were going to expand PHL and construction would be complete by 2025. I haven't heard anything about that with all of the projects PHL have spoken about in passing. Where did you hear this from...Jump to post
PHL seems like the biggest loser here with 3/4 aircraft being retired being based at PHL. Is the future of PHL going to be more A319/321s and 787s? 3/4 isn't accurate if you're looking at overall numbers of aircraft being retired... The 76 738s are mostly based at other hubs, and that's close to ha...Jump to post
Spoke with some AA employees today and it seems as of now the 787s that we’re supposed to be heading to Asia this summer will sub for the 763s and the 321neo will actually fly for the 757s. I saw on Wikipedia (obviously not the most reliable source) that the domestic 757s will retire this year be r...Jump to post
I really cannot see how AA operates anything that resembles a full TA schedule in S20. We'll be lucky if there are 5 destinations back by July/August. I think S21 might look like the TA operation from several years ago. No TXL, BUD, KEF, DBV, PRG. How much do some of these 2nd/3rd tier cities rely o...Jump to post
That master plan was devised when PHL was in the peak point of aircraft movements with airlines and countless 35-50 seat props / RJs that no longer exist. To provide context...in 2006 (after the airport study was proposed) PHL had 515,869 movements which was down 3.7% from 2005. In 2019, PHL saw 390...Jump to post
KFTG wrote:I think this is a bad idea. Consolidating everyone closer together seems to be counter-productive. If anything the gates should be spread out and/or randomized. Logistically challenging, yes.
Just a quick seat count on today's UAL #219 - ORD to HNL. 81 in coach on the 777 (out of 336 seats). Business was full (no doubt mostly upgrades). Hope the plane had a lot of cargo going to the islands! UA 1040 737-900 EWR-AUA had total of 4, 1 in first, if the online seat map is accurate Have to i...Jump to post
row44seatk wrote:If this has been posted previously my apologies, however.............
I stumbled across this interesting addition/change:
Startin April 8th a 772 has been added to MIA-LAS with a returning red eye. Runs until April 23. $950 r/t in J too!
I think MIA would be the best for South Africa. No matter where you are in the US or Canada, by connecting in MIA you feel like you are on the way there. If they do it from PHL those who live in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Texas etc. will have to go north in order to go to South Africa which m...Jump to post
I am shocked at what happened on the India side. I can’t think of any other major airline that flies to BLR that already doesn’t fly to BOM and DEL. It’s shocking that AA bypassed India’s Tier 1 cities in DEL, BOM, CCU and MAA and went straight to BLR. MAA is southern India’s premier gateway city a...Jump to post
AS withdrawing from LAX makes sense now. Sort of? I would have still prefer AS over AA because of their service Eh, I would have liked to see them stay. But NK swooped in and PHL-LAX is back at 9 flights a day which I think is pretty good. But I would have rather seen UA or AS as a middle ground be...Jump to post
What's the SEA-BLR market? International from an outstation like this is one thing, but BLR is a major splash. I have no idea what the market is so maybe it's not that crazy as it soundsJump to post
Bigant0408 wrote:jbpdx wrote:Bigant0408 wrote:As i'm sure most of you all heard Alaska Airlines is joining OW so PHL will be even more OW dominate with AA, BA and AS
How many flights does Alaska have at PHL? One?
2 during winter and 3 during the summer.
American Airlines will use the 767-300 from Philadelphia to Edinburgh for 9 days only: March 28 to April 5 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289478/american-airlines-philadelphia-edinburgh-late-march-2020-aircraft-changes/ American Airlines adds Boeing 767 Florida – Los Angeles serv...Jump to post
AA shrunk the number of flights at PHL to maximize revenue and send connections elsewhere. This was done by eliminating two banks (IIRC) and upgauging aircraft. The upgauging continues. With US, PHL was regularly around 475+. AA has stated the desire to route more North - South connections through P...Jump to post
The official numbers have been posted on PHL.org.
December Traffic Numbers
Month: +7.7% YTD: +4.5%
Month: -5.3% YTD: +1.9%
Month: +6.2% YTD: +4.2%
2019 Paxs: 33,018,886
Total Cargo (Mail + Freight)
Month: +13.3% YTD: +9.4%
2019 Total Cargo: 607,500 tons
Yes, UPS is to thank for much of the cargo growth. There were sometimes 3 747s a day into PHL during the cargo rush. UPS now also occasionally brings in the 748. I also think Amazon air has 1-2 flights a day. I believe PHL-FRA was already suspended/cancelled in Nov 2018. PHL-MUC was still operating,...Jump to post
International took a hit again, but still up over 2018 November Traffic Numbers Domestic Month: +4.1% YTD: +4.2% International Month: -7.6% YTD: +2.4% Total Month: +3.0% YTD: +2.4% YTD Paxs: 30,335,859 On another note, cargo continues to grow Total Cargo (Mail + Freight) Month: +6.4% YTD: +9.0% YTD ...Jump to post
Preliminary S20 international departures. AA has a decent sized late bank after 9pm. It is generally reserved for western Europe and now Africa. It looks like they pushed out some of the 6-7pm departures to the 6:50-7:05 time frame. I think there is some space in here. 4:25 ATH (AA) 333 5:35 FRA (LH...Jump to post