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by SESGDL
Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1819
Views: 352237

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Now that the US3 2021 financials are in, it's a fair question to ask if AA's exuberance in throwing capacity at the market was a good or bad roll of the dice. While we will likely never be privy to the ultimate answer unless if an AA executive speaks about it in the future, as armchair CEOs and inv...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1819
Views: 352237

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I wonder if AA will be taking a more conservative approach in 2022 versus its very aggressive stance of throwing capacity into the market in 2021 after its massive $5.4 billion net loss? The question is did they lose less than what they would have parking those airplanes? Airlines have a significan...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports 4th Quarter Results
Replies: 12
Views: 2784

Re: AA Reports 4th Quarter Results

And by most all metrics the best Operating performance year in years if not ever for AA all while caring 25% more passengers than the other airlines. What? How are these possibly even close to the best operating performance metrics that AA has ever posted? Using what criteria? Jeremy I’m guessing h...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports 4th Quarter Results
Replies: 12
Views: 2784

Re: AA Reports 4th Quarter Results

UpNAWAy wrote:
And by most all metrics the best Operating performance year in years if not ever for AA all while caring 25% more passengers than the other airlines.


What? How are these possibly even close to the best operating performance metrics that AA has ever posted? Using what criteria?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Around The Country For Fun | Four Delays, Three Cancellations, and a Partridge and a Peartree
Replies: 8
Views: 5551

Re: Flying Around The Country For Fun | Four Delays, Three Cancellations, and a Partridge and a Peartree

Such a fun read, thanks for posting! Glad it worked out the way it did. Flying these days can be incredibly stressful.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 251
Views: 53338

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Question… if I remember how to count…this should mean the current wide body count is equal to the previous wide body count no?? (Before the 787 deliveries resume) How many intl routes were the 757s deployed on that are being cut/reduced? Doesn’t seem like it should be much… Off the top of my head, ...

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by SESGDL
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 446327

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

1. What do you do for JetBlue, Bud? 2. Seems they're taking the right approach to reduce the schedule rather than continuously canceling like the industry. Not so much a big demand drop. 1,300 spread out over weeks isn't all that much. Easily said unless you are on the flight cancelled. JB263 12/28...

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by SESGDL
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 63
Views: 15071

Re: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

[threeid][/threeid] If enough people were willing to pay high fares per mile for CR2 (or Saab) flights from Kenora, Thunder Bay, Thief River Falls, St Cloud, Houghton... to MSP and beyond, DL would still fly them. DL got way out ahead of AA and UA in cutting 50-seaters (and smaller). WN never drank ...

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by SESGDL
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 233
Views: 34238

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Looking at the DL201 history and schedule on both Flightradar24 and Flightaware, it appears to me that the frequency of this service has been increased marginally (and very recently?) to 5 times weekly. For those in the know, is this a temporary adjustment or is there a Delta announcement about a f...

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by SESGDL
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Valencian Vista: The Ghost of British Midland International
Replies: 4
Views: 4704

Re: A Valencian Vista: The Ghost of British Midland International

Gorgeous pictures! Looked like a wonderful trip, I enjoyed reading it and looking at your pics!

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 446327

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Now 48 percent delayed. I’m always shocked that Wall Street and the MSM don’t pick up on this more often. B6 consistently runs a terrible operation. How do they continue to grow while not addressing this? At what point does it become a serious problem? Pretty hard to run a hub-and-spoke supporter m...

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by SESGDL
Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 63
Views: 15071

Re: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thanks so much for doing this. These are honestly my favorite types of posts.

Incredible to see how much more flying AA is doing compared with UA and DL. It’ll be interesting next year to compare strategies. Thanks again!

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 90
Views: 16738

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

I love it! Thank god there’s a new paint scheme with color. The blue is gorgeous.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236378

Re: DL Adds JFK-ARN

I know this is a bit off topic, but is it safe to assume that omicron is mild enough so that it won't hamper such TATL additions for S22? Travel is impacted more by restrictions, not as much by perceived severity of the variant. If there are heavy travel restrictions, then demand will plummet. Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA+B6 announce 2022 expansion
Replies: 109
Views: 24343

Re: AA+B6 announce 2022 expansion

Hopefully the DOJ blocks this. Why? What’s the issue? DL and UA are free to respond It's essentially a merger between the two carriers at this point without going through the hassle that comes with an actual merger. And I don't see how AA pilots could be pleased with seeing so much traffic going to...

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by SESGDL
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays
Replies: 196
Views: 33038

Re: AA adding NYC to Doha, cutting back international due to 787 delays

Wonder when we'll see the JFK type expansions out of LAX. LAX has a pretty big AS feed. Hopefully soon cause the 2028 olympics are coming soon :D AA’s LAX ambitions have largely failed. AA had intended for LAX to be its primary TPAC hub but has walked back those plans due to heavy competition (and ...

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by SESGDL
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236378

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Expect little capacity growth over the coming years at DL, based on their investor day targets: https://i.imgur.com/bODQkJB.png https://ir.delta.com/news/news-details/2021/Delta-spotlights-strengthened-competitive-advantages-and-brand-momentum/default.aspx 100+ vs 2019 could mean absolutely anythin...

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by SESGDL
Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 115306

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

MSP doesn’t fit the leisure category at all no way it’s MSP Leisure doesn't imply it has to be leisure focused on the destination in the US. It could also mean that leisure travel FROM MSP to LHR. Every city has a component of leisure travel (often the majority of travel) otherwise few routes would...

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by SESGDL
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia Ends Partnership with Delta and Enters into New Partnership with United
Replies: 92
Views: 16846

Re: Virgin Australia Ends Partnership with Delta and Enters into New Partnership with United

Just announced. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/virgin-australia-delta-united-airlines-partnership It will be interesting to see if DL keeps LAX-SYD or exits the Australian market completely. They will find it difficult to compete with UA-VA-NZ and AA-QF. Why couldn’t DL make LAX-SYD work w...

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by SESGDL
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the Winter Storm Watches in SLC and MSP
Replies: 53
Views: 8062

Re: DL and the Winter Storm Watches in SLC and MSP

These are two airports that are used to large snow events happening, they will be fine. MSP is only supposed to get around 3-4 inches of snow on Friday, so that will be nothing. The airport routinely gets 6+ and it only causes minor delays. I’m sure if you had kept your original flights things proba...

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by SESGDL
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 115306

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

VS was indirectly quoted as saying it would be a new route that would serve business and leisure travelers; that was inferred by the a.net community as a leisure destination that has never been flown before, but that’s not necessarily true. As I’ve written several times, given that the article is a...

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by SESGDL
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 233
Views: 34238

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Again, the fact that they are having operational issues this week - in the winter and with Omicron anxiety on top - really is not probative of whether the 359 is, in general, an appropriate aircraft for the route. Sure. Though winter does happen every year. Does Omicron and a mass exodus from South...

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by SESGDL
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 233
Views: 34238

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Ziyulu wrote:
Would the old 744s have enough range in this situation?


The A359 has a considerably better range than the 744. And even if it didn’t, the fuel savings would far outweigh any operational advantages that the 744 has.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 285
Views: 13373

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I wish pro-gun Americans would just come out and say it, "The countless lives lost each year to gun violence are an acceptable cost for being able to own and operate guns in the way that America tolerates them." In the same way vehicle deaths are the cost of being able to conveniently driv...

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by SESGDL
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday
Replies: 58
Views: 13296

Re: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday

Have there been high winds on JNB-ATL? Every single flight over the few weeks has arrived late in spite of departing on time. Perhaps DL needs to block more time for the return flight?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 9734

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Put down the pom poms. The true reason DL operates so many B757 and B767 is because it and NW took delivery of a very large quantity of late model aircraft, and DL remains committed to operating aircraft for their full, useful economic life. Not because there’s not an adequate replacement. Of cours...

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by SESGDL
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 13059

Re: U.S. Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022

You sure about that.....They fly more destinations now than pre-covid at SMF..... Then SMF is in same category as CLE. Sure, but not in terms of flights or destinations. You list CVG as a Delta focus city. I think within the last couple of years they have said CVG is neither hub nor focus city. Sad...

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by SESGDL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 13059

Re: U.S. Hub Analysis by Airline - Destinations Served Winter 2021-Summer 2022

I've wanted to do a hub comparison thread for a while. This one will focus on the number of destinations served. My goal is to classify hubs by function for the airline and dissect the different strategies each airline has. I think most of us probably are aware of the different approaches airlines ...

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by SESGDL
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236378

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Hearing rumors that DL’s taking over MCO-LHR and VS is taking over some DTW-LHR and all MSP-LHR next summer. Anyone else have insight?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ending 27 routes
Replies: 110
Views: 25179

Re: AA ending 27 routes

Great timing, in the middle of a DOJ action.... Not related. Most of what's been cut at LGA is flying to low yield, leisure destinations added during COVID and the height of it and not worth putting two class regional jets on which has been part of the strategy, which is to remove single class 50 s...

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by SESGDL
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ending 27 routes
Replies: 110
Views: 25179

Re: AA ending 27 routes

And when does the tide begin to turn for AA? I feel like they have had the most trouble during the pandemic. Care to explain? They never started BOS-RDU. A lot of these "cuts" out of JFK/LGA really weren't operating even before COVID. JFK-YUL/YYZ hadn't operated since April of 2019 when 7...

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by SESGDL
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 758
Views: 148630

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

That is a misguided view of why AA operated more capacity IMO: You mention cash flow, cash flow isn't necessarily generated by just flying more, you need to be able to generate sufficient revenues with that flying to offset your costs. AA's hubs and large markets were in locations of the country th...

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by SESGDL
Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 758
Views: 148630

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

People miss that AA did not fly more to build marketshare but did so because it is so highly leveraged and did not have the capability to dump aircraft or put them into storage the way UA and DL did. AA had to generate cashflow to continue paying down its giant fleet commitments - this was not at a...

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by SESGDL
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 758
Views: 148630

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

It will be interesting to see where things fall when it comes to earnings between the big 3 this quarter - which is the first quarter in a while that has resembled a more normal quarter. People miss that AA did not fly more to build marketshare but did so because it is so highly leveraged and did no...

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by SESGDL
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20yrs since a mainline crash in the USA without mass fatality
Replies: 55
Views: 8304

Re: 20yrs since a mainline crash in the USA

It was the last US airline mainline crash that led to fatalities is the more precise callout. Still a tremendous feat, however.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236378

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Image is everything at Delta Perhaps that's true in Delta's view. But for customers like me, image is no substitute for real network. If I'm in BOS and want to fly to, say, SAN, SJC, or PDX, I'll probably figure out pretty fast that Delta has no nonstops. But they're easily available on competitors...

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by SESGDL
Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair announces DFW, BUS, HND
Replies: 37
Views: 8140

Re: Finnair announces DFW, BUS, HND

AA can fill a flight from DFW to any city , Finnair will find Dallas surprisingly positive. AA can absolutely not fill a flight from DFW to any city. What an outrageous statement. There are many routes from DFW that AA has discontinued in the past, many with significantly higher demand than HEL. Th...

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by SESGDL
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 46844

Re: AAnother Meltdown

And they also fly more flights than the others. Proportionally, they still underperform against DL and UA, in nearly every metric. And AA doesn’t have considerably more flights than WN (I’m unsure if WN has surpassed AA like it did pre-covid). If AA does poorly because it has more flights then mayb...

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by SESGDL
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 46844

Re: AAnother Meltdown

And WN has already canceled 21 flights. UA has canceled 11. What aboutism is an art form. AA’s numbers have been consistently worse than its competitors. Jeremy And they also fly more flights than the others. Proportionally, they still underperform against DL and UA, in nearly every metric. And AA ...

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by SESGDL
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 46844

Re: AAnother Meltdown

56 cancelled flights already today for AA. Doesnt seem to be any harsh weather throughout all the AA hubs. So, why all the cancellations already and this is on top of the 82 from yesterday. There's no way that many planes go OOS b/c of mechanical issues and it cant be staffing, they just brought ba...

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by SESGDL
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Best and worst on time airports and airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 5423

Re: US Best and worst on time airports and airlines

DL moves the goal post which allows themselves about a 15 minute window for what they would call an on time arrival or departure. Then you have G4 that goes off the exact minute of the planes original departure or arrival time. Also some airlines have a lot tighter turn around times than others. La...

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by SESGDL
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236378

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

flyboy80 wrote:
Is an announcement slated for Thursday still?


The original post said the 3rd, which is today. Any rumblings?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236378

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Pre-Covid, DL had about 15 to 22 per day flights going in and out of AMS, with seasonal routes going to TPA, LAX, MCO, PDX I believe JFK, ATL and DTW had multiple daily flights, up to three even. S21 saw a partial restoration of many W19 routes, going up to 10 daily flights in and out of AMS. My gu...

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by SESGDL
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 10299

Re: Fedex

That information is SSI. SSI? Gemuser Sensitive Security Information If the OP question is where does FDX fly, the answer is, “yes.” They fly everywhere and I think a route map would look like a bowl of spaghetti…in other words, totally useless. I guess you think this about other airlines as well, ...

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by SESGDL
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United New International Routes October 28, 8:00 a.m. ET
Replies: 154
Views: 25172

Re: United International Announcement October 28

How is it that UA has announced dozens of new routes and AA and DL have announced nothing? Am I missing something?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236378

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Small TATL destinations need a large hub on the other end. DL at JFK offers nowhere near the connectivity it offers at ATL, especially to the southern US. JFK is the single largest O&D US market to Europe, a market where DL is also the largest airline. DL has proven your statement false with do...

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by SESGDL
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236378

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

That is true, but it should be noted Mercedes’s only moved their US headquarters to Atlanta about 5-6 years ago, before that it was in NJ. CO/UA briefly had a EWR-STR flight starting about 10 years ago but it was dropped around the time MB announced their move I believe. Porsche has been in Atlanta...

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by SESGDL
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 520918

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Exactly...no corporation is going to come out and say they made a strategic error. What I am betting will happen if/when AA reintroduces AVOD (which I view as likely) is the company will make some inflated announcement akin to "Our customers have told us that they want more entertainment optio...

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by SESGDL
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 446327

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

B6 has loaded BOS-PDX as an A220-300 flight starting 9/8/22: https://www.google.com/travel/flights/booking?tfs=CBwQAhpGagcIARIDQk9TEgoyMDIyLTA5LTA4cgcIARIDUERYIiAKA0JPUxIKMjAyMi0wOS0wOBoDUERYKgJCNjIEMTM5NSgAMgJCNhpGagcIARIDUERYEgoyMDIyLTA5LTA4cgcIARIDQk9TIiAKA1BEWBIKMjAyMi0wOS0wOBoDQk9TKgJCNjIEMTM5...

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by SESGDL
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 520918

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I'm a bit impressed with some of AA's new routes LF wise: For July AUS-MCO-95.1% BOS-AVL-94.7% BOS-ILM-93.5% AUS-LAS-92.7% BOS-FLL-91.6% JFK-FLL-90.9% AUS-RDU-86.7% JFK-SNA-85.9% AUS-TPA-84.1% JFK-JAC-82.5% BOS-JAC-79.1% Cheap fares will do that. Doesn’t matter where I’m looking, AA always seems to...

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