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by Cointrin330
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 34
Views: 6584

Re: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

So, UA is not adding 7 daily nonstops from EWR to DAC?

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by Cointrin330
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 119438

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

ORD unlikely. It would be a one way feeder route. JFK-IAD on UA existed mainly because UA had no NY gateway to Europe (pre merger). The JFK market to Europe is not what UA is going after there (it has EWR for that). JFK to ORD,IAD,DEN,SFO.IAH,and LAX would help our Star Alliance partners far more t...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 119438

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

I’m warming up to the possibility of JFKLHR. Following the pandemic, there might be a reshuffling of United’s Heathrow schedule. It wouldn’t surprise me to see reduced frequency in the multiple-daily markets, at least for now. NYC-London is a lower-cost flight that can sustain a slot while the busi...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 119438

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

I feel like some people often have this illusion in regards to UA's historic JFK service. They were never that large of a carrier there. IIRC, at its peak, they did JFK-EZE/GRU/LAX/SFO/LHR/NRT/HKG/SJU/SEA. HKG lasted a few months. EZE/SJU/GRU/SEA were all gone one by one by 2003/2004. LHR/NRT laste...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 119438

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Also, to the people who are assuming all business travelers are taking black cars/Ubers: that's absolutely not true. My colleagues and I often fly paid J on business trips, yet choose to take public transit over taxis when traffic is bad. I'd much rather spend 45 minutes on the train and have time ...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 119438

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

UA would also do well to market any transcons out of JFK as a way to connect on the best network among the US carriers to Asia and Oceania. Under that strategy (at least the Asia part), United would be chasing the premium NY business community. But I'd think it would be difficult for UA with JFK-SF...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 119438

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

I wonder if this will spew a reaction from AA, B6 or DL at EWR. Even during these times it’s important to maintain a strong offering for business clients. I could definitely see AA and DL start/resume EWR-LAX. Doubt AA will re-enter EWR to LAX. AA has signaled long ago all it cares about in the NY ...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 119438

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

ORD Boy 2 wrote:
Do it...
And from LAX, SFO, DEN, IAH, IAD and ORD...


ORD unlikely. It would be a one way feeder route. JFK-IAD on UA existed mainly because UA had no NY gateway to Europe (pre merger). The JFK market to Europe is not what UA is going after there (it has EWR for that).

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 119438

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

I suspect what AS had at JFK pre-COVID19 will not return or be cut permanently when it comes to LAX/SFO. AS can rely on AA. That eliminates one competitor. UA would also do well to market any transcons out of JFK as a way to connect on the best network among the US carriers to Asia and Oceania.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 737
Views: 105841

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

They've got a couple hundred surplus aircraft. They've got two thousand surplus pilots. Anything that does even a little better than covering marginal costs is good. I don't think they want to compete against AA's 9x frequency loaded for an early November Monday. AA hasn't made their reduction for ...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 737
Views: 105841

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

This is a rather childish move from Delta. If they wanted to build their LAX hub and support their JV with Latam, LAX-MIA is clearly the route they should've brought back. That's the higher yielding airport and actually helps their JV. But instead of doing the logic move, they are stuck on the pre-...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 290
Views: 52831

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Whereas I haven't heard of the 330's not coming back, personally I do see this type as the first ones out. The 343's have similar capacity and longer range. With fuelprices being low, the 340's aren't bad at all. The 330's are range-restricted and in LX-cofig noseheavy making them difficult to trim...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 337694

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It looks like AA is cancelling for good the JFK-GIG route, which was slated for return Dec. 17th. Second route to Brazil AA cancels, having previously announced the cancellation of MIA-BSB. If DL does not resume its own JFK-GIG flights, Rio de Janeiro will be left w/o a direct service to NYC. https...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 69
Views: 11663

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

It is really is astonishing that the passengers just sat back and let them do as they wished. Even before 9/11, why did passengers comply with hijackers? Take them to the floor and bash them in the head with the fire extinguisher. What an arrogant comment. Were you aboard AA Flight 11? Do you know ...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 8432

Re: British operators of the DC-10

Does anyone recall what US cities were serviced with the BA DC10? I seem to recall IAH, DFW, TPA, and a few other LGW-originating flights. I don't remember if the DC10 ever flew out of LHR. I am pretty certain the L1011s though did. ATL, LAX and JFK (I once flew this sector as one of 8 pax total). ...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?
Replies: 18
Views: 3830

Re: Berlin Tempelhof: At its heyday in early 90s, who flew there?

Tempelhof airport saw more than 1.1M passengers and 53'000 aircraft movements in 1993. In subsequent years, the numbers went down dramatically, before its closure in 2008. So which airlines were offering service to THF in the early 90s? I remember Cirrus Air with flights to Mannheim, Brussels Airli...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 247
Views: 38243

Re: The future of LaGuardia

Rikers Island, once closed, should be used for a new parallel runway for 13/31. LaGuardia isn't going anywhere so they might as well do this to improve delays. I'm aware that it won't increase slots but it will make the airport more reliable, especially during winter storms. Environmentalists and N...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 8432

Re: British operators of the DC-10

Does anyone recall what US cities were serviced with the BA DC10? I seem to recall IAH, DFW, TPA, and a few other LGW-originating flights. I don't remember if the DC10 ever flew out of LHR. I am pretty certain the L1011s though did.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 8432

Re: British operators of the DC-10

British Caledonian, Airtours (think they rebranded as JMC), British Airways (inherited from BCAL), Laker Skytrain are the ones I remember.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 13238

Re: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

I am biased, but Venezuela will be back. As an "immigrant" to the country, Venezuela will rebuild. It will take time, but it will get there. UX is rumoured to go, leaving IB and TP as the 2 major European airlines left. Look at some of the fares they are charging, especially TP! It may no...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 192
Views: 35955

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

Some spares to HA, but the 717 is pretty much done.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 13238

Re: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

I'm sure they will be back eventually. People seem to forget that there is an upper class "bubble" per se that exists in Caracas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYQIq7zW5L8) that still very much possess the means to travel abroad (obviously not now due to COVID). As dcajet said above, fa...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 30182

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

Not entirely surprising that the 763 is being phased out. While the bulk of the frames are 1990s builds, it is a large fleet and the cost of installing the new business class seat probably isn't worth it. Delta did a fabulous job of renovating the cabin interiors and upgrading those birds in the lat...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 13238

Re: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

This isn't surprising at all. There is no demand on either end (and very little before COVID). Venezuela is a mess. Most airlines pulled out long ago.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 105
Views: 23226

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

Ziyulu wrote:
And I thought UA (United) and DL were crazy when they sent 757s across the Atlantic.


Why? Had it not been for the 757, many of the markets served by CO, UA, DL, and all the others that used the 757 across the Atlantic, would not have seen those routes develop at all.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 3139

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

I think OS will retain a portfolio of long haul services, but a very limited one, and would only grow it if traffic levels ever resume to pre-pandemic highs. The 787 seems like the perfect plane for OS and I think the JFK/EWR routes (maybe just EWR in the end), one other UA hub in the US (ORD or IA...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 3139

Re: Austrian Airlines CEO: These planes (767/777) no longer have a future

I think OS will retain a portfolio of long haul services, but a very limited one, and would only grow it if traffic levels ever resume to pre-pandemic highs. The 787 seems like the perfect plane for OS and I think the JFK/EWR routes (maybe just EWR in the end), one other UA hub in the US (ORD or IAD...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 337694

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I think maybe AA will fly high demand trunk routes like LAX-HKG in the future, at least from LA. While I don't think LA will fully retain its TPAC gateway name, it makes sense on paper that AA might return on LAX-HKG due to the large market between LA and HK. Also from what I've heard, LAX-HKG on A...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 337694

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I think maybe AA will fly high demand trunk routes like LAX-HKG in the future, at least from LA. While I don't think LA will fully retain its TPAC gateway name, it makes sense on paper that AA might return on LAX-HKG due to the large market between LA and HK. Also from what I've heard, LAX-HKG on A...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 337694

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA has to definitely be regretting cutting CMN so soon. It sold extremely well before the pandemic and Africa seems to be the go to place for airlines right now. All CMN would offer AA is connections on RAM. Morocco is overwhelmingly a tourist destination and not one all that popular with Americans...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 101494

Re: The Fate of DLs 73Gs?

Given the CGM56-7B26, I think UA will want to get their hands on them. Question is funding.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL
Replies: 70
Views: 10613

Re: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL

FlyingMSY wrote:
I think it's more likely UA will pick up DL's 73Gs than the 77Ls, which in itself is a pipe dream.


Agreed. If anything, UA will likely start phasing out the oldest of the 772 fleet as a way to trim capacity further.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900
Replies: 14
Views: 13953

Re: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900

What a great report and a fun reminder of what travel used to be like (and hopefully, that it will come back). Surprised LATAM was using the A359 on GRU-MCO but very cool nonetheless.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 754908

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

SFO-BLR kind of takes the wind out of the sails of AA SEA-BLR. Why? The AA SEA-BLR route is focused on Microsoft and Amazon, principally, who have large operations at both ends, eliminating the need to connect through SFO and waste time. To me, the wind is out of the sails on UA's announcement. See...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 754908

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

SFO-BLR kind of takes the wind out of the sails of AA SEA-BLR. Why? The AA SEA-BLR route is focused on Microsoft and Amazon, principally, who have large operations at both ends, eliminating the need to connect through SFO and waste time. To me, the wind is out of the sails on UA's announcement. See...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 754908

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

It's not simply UA vs AA to BLR...it's Oneworld vs StarAlliance. I think both AA and UA can be successful on their new BLR service. Agreed. Both the SFO and SEA market catchment for the new BLR routes aren't insignificant from a business perspective, but it all hinges on a resumption of normalized ...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 11066

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

AA has used the A319 on longer routes to Latin America (not deep South America) but plenty of routes to Colombia, etc...Think the issue is cargo and pax capacity and range.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 754908

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

UA served ACC before, from IAD. Not sure about LOS or if it was just from IAH. UA had planned to launch ORD-DEL in the late 1990s with the 747-400 but it never happened. Not sure if it was a range issue, or something else.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 754908

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

ddaly241 wrote:
What about EWR-MNL, huge Fillipino population in NJ and NYC and Philly area.


Long, thin route. Not likely. Business traffic small compared to VFR.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 18850

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

I suspect the 777-300ER on RDU-LHR is about cargo, not pax. With vaccine development in progress and the Triangle and London being hubs of pharma and bio pharma, that's likely why the 77W is scheduled on the RDU to LHR run. I've taken this flight in pre-COVID19 times on the 772 many times and it has...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 4891

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

I visit both OMAAT and The Points Guy daily and find One Mile to be more comprehensive, in depth, less salesly, but could use a refresh. The Points Guy is usually pretty decent when it comes to points. Their airline reviews are highly subjective and sometimes come across as amateur. Simple Flying is...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Operations
Replies: 69
Views: 8930

Re: TWA 747 Operations

Cathay flew theirs nonstop between HKG and LGW and to YVR Cathay flew HKG - LGW via BAH until the 747400 arrived. Russian airspace didn't really open up fully until the 1990's. The southern routing is too long for regular scheduled service on a 200B. There may have been a few one off's from time to...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class
Replies: 34
Views: 5589

Re: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class

EWR-LAX (evening flight) flew as a DC-10 during the Thanksgiving rush in 1999 and reverted to 757 by the December schedule. Prior to that, in the 90s, EWR-LAX flew with DC-10s on a somewhat regular basis, but mostly 757s, and even A300s from time to time. AA A300's were very rare outside of the Eas...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class
Replies: 34
Views: 5589

Re: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class

I'd imagine any variation with the Weber 7502s (AkA "Woolly Mammoths" when it came to American's 7502s) in F and / or J would have had the tape players - not 110% sure though. (There is a thread dedicated to the history and variations of the AA cabins from 1983 to 2000-2001 or so that is ...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class
Replies: 34
Views: 5589

Re: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class

The MD-11 was a fun plane to work, and the initial Pacific version that AA used in all markets including transatlantic, was so modern at the time. There was an LED indicator in the galleys that showed the flight attendants the seat number of where a call light went off. On the right hand side of bu...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class
Replies: 34
Views: 5589

Re: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class

AA flew one of the DC10-10 (ER) versions with 3 class F/J/Y on JFK-ORY in the early 1990s. These were the same DC10's used on many JFK-LAX transcons. JFK-SFO operated mainly on the 767-200 ER by then, but there was DC10s thrown into the schedule as well. The DC-10s used on JFK-ORY in that time peri...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class
Replies: 34
Views: 5589

Re: American Airlines DC 10-10 3 class

AA flew one of the DC10-10 (ER) versions with 3 class F/J/Y on JFK-ORY in the early 1990s. These were the same DC10's used on many JFK-LAX transcons. JFK-SFO operated mainly on the 767-200 ER by then, but there was DC10s thrown into the schedule as well.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 17068

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

12 years later, the DL/NW merger, which was widely panned by the business press when it was first announced, remains a text book case in how to merge two airlines. Sure, they had a lot of advantages going into it. They both filed Chapter 11 at roughly the same time. Their CEO's had enough knowledge...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 17068

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

The final NWA livery was indeed fresh, clean and striking. The merger was a net positive for NW and DL employees, customers, and even though some of it was smoke and mirrors, the merged company has done a lot to make flying a generally better experience. I can say that from experience when things go...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A300s?
Replies: 88
Views: 12197

Re: TATL A300s?

In the early 90's American reallocated A300's from the Caribbean to missions to Europe after American reallocated 767's from the Atlantic to fill-in capacity needed in their newly purchased South American routes from Eastern. Nope... too early... AA’s A300’s never crossed the pond until late 90’s.....

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