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by usairways85
Wed May 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Anyone have the March statistics? Link isn’t working for me.

It worked yesterday. In general I guess not terrible, but down 15-20% in general, international a little more.

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by usairways85
Tue May 19, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Mon May 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Sun May 17, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I understand the 772 was probably the best option for CLT given that the 787s cannot be used everywhere, but AA is adding quite a few premium seats to these CLT TA markets.

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by usairways85
Fri May 15, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/9HMIP
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HiFly A380 on the move...watch out for her...no destination identified yet.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/9HMIP

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by usairways85
Thu May 14, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

There have been some of interesting routings into/out of PHL in Covid. PHL-AUH, CAN-PHL, and now you can add HNL-PHL. A Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 in-flight HNL-PHL.

The HiFly A380 is in flight to Tianjin, so there's that.

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by usairways85
Mon May 11, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

An AA 788 flew a cargo flight PHL-FCO Sunday night (5/10), planned to fly back Tuesday
A Privilege Style 763 flew MAD-PHL Sunday night

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by usairways85
Mon May 11, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Fri May 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Fri May 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194143

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Thu May 07, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194143

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

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....

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by usairways85
Thu May 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

If that's the case I think they give the slot back and no other airline takes it.

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by usairways85
Thu May 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

Another BA 788 cargo flight inbound today. Also an AA 788 cargo flight flying PHL-ZRH tonight

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by usairways85
Thu May 07, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194143

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Thu May 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1533

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

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...

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by usairways85
Mon May 04, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

The latest trip landed Monday morning at 7:45am

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by usairways85
Fri May 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194143

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Fri May 01, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?
Replies: 41
Views: 5042

Re: PHL hurt by proximity to EWR/JFK?

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...

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by usairways85
Fri May 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

It flew back to China...TAO (Qingdao)

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by usairways85
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

FWIW, quite a few aircraft are landing on 17. I presume due to the strong SSE wind. I just saw a UPS 763 on final approach to 17. It looks like a UPS 752 and AA 321 have also landed on 17 within the past few hours.

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by usairways85
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

It looks like 9H-LIS flew PHL-YYZ this afternoon

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by usairways85
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

PHLspecial wrote:
Is BAW66/67 cargo only flights?

That's right SAP has good hold in the Philly area.

Yes they appear to be

772: operated on 3/29, 4/2
789: 4/6
788: 4/4, 4/10, 4/17, 4/20

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by usairways85
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

2020 February Numbers - the last before the cliff

February Traffic Numbers
Domestic
Month: +4.6% YTD: +4%
International
Month: +2.4% YTD: -1.4%
Total
Month: +4.4% YTD: +3.4%
YTD 2020 Paxs: 4,412,187

Total Cargo (Mail + Freight):
Month: +12% YTD: +12.9%

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by usairways85
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

FWIW
PHL-FCO, CDG, DUB, AMS, MAN all come back in October. AA just shifted these further out. It is not surprising given that we still have not hit the downside of this and PHL's inability to accept EU/UK paxs

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by usairways85
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194143

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to consolidate at EWR?
Replies: 12
Views: 3734

Re: United to consolidate at EWR?

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.

We are talking about flights with 5, 10, 20 people on them.

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by usairways85
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

I hate to be the pessimist in the room, but if things do not magically turn around by the end of March, I think we will see a skeleton TA schedule by July.

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by usairways85
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337808

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

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...

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by usairways85
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

I would not be surprised that the likes of PRG, BUD, TXL are cancelled for the entire summer. Or if they operate any proposed frequency increase will be cancelled.

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by usairways85
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

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!

That makes 2x 788, 1x 772, and 1x 763 into LAS on 4/9.

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by usairways85
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139063

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

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...

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by usairways85
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139063

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

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 sounds

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by usairways85
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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.

Down from 5 in S19. And I believe it is only 1 from Jan - March or April this year.

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by usairways85
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2017
Views: 251357

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by usairways85
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

The official numbers have been posted on PHL.org.

December Traffic Numbers
Domestic
Month: +7.7% YTD: +4.5%
International
Month: -5.3% YTD: +1.9%
Total
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

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by usairways85
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194143

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Aside from the routes mentioned...
In March / April
MIA-BOS: 772 for a month
DFW/ORD-PHL: 788
PHL-LAS: 763
PHL-LAX: 763/788/332
PHL-BOS: 332 for a month
PHL-SFO: 763/332

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by usairways85
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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,...

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by usairways85
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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 ...

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by usairways85
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 858
Views: 79904

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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