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by wn676
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 94531

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

One thing I noticed on a lot of the upgauges they did is that they didn't always consolidate the schedule frequency and instead would replace an RJ with mainline but would still have another RJ an hour apart, which the market couldn't absorb. I saw some routes trying to send over 200-300 seats to a...

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by wn676
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 94531

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Not sure if it’s been mentioned here yet but IAH-AMA is temporarily going to 2x E175 / 1x E145 in May.

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by wn676
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 321 N Number change
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Re: AA 321 N Number change

Antarius wrote:
The ones that weren't renamed are possibly being retired?


No, this was done simply because they had conflicting ship numbers post-merger.

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by wn676
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BDL-PHX in the future?
Replies: 13
Views: 2564

Re: AA BDL-PHX

Will AA ever look into a BDL-PHX flight? America West had it back in the early 2000's but US never picked up the route after the merger. I'm unsure of the pax loads on the flight years ago but I assume an a319 would be a great plane for this route today. Bradley is a fast growing airport with passe...

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by wn676
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BDL-PHX in the future?
Replies: 13
Views: 2564

Re: AA BDL-PHX

Will AA ever look into a BDL-PHX flight? America West had it back in the early 2000's but US never picked up the route after the merger. I'm unsure of the pax loads on the flight years ago but I assume an a319 would be a great plane for this route today. Bradley is a fast growing airport with passe...

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by wn676
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 50935

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

If anything they lost currency and burnt a lot of bridges with the City when they initially opposed this expansion. AA did not play this one well, and this concession is nothing more than them trying to save face. In all likelihood those 3 common use gates will end up being allocated in a more acce...

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by wn676
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 50935

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

Basically AA got nothing for their hissy fit and caved once they realized Emanuel was not backing down. The "accelerated schedule" for their already planned 3 gate addition to L sounds to me like a face-saving "concession" by the city, especially considering no schedule that det...

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by wn676
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

My understanding is the exact gate breakdown has not been finalized yet and won't be until after groundbreaking. My guess is WN will keep C13/17/18/19 while C11/12/14/16 all go CUTE (I think SY would likely find a home in S4 once S1 is complete since they may or may not have a long-term home in T3)...

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by wn676
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

In my opinion the new Delta Sky Club looks far superior and more luxurious than any of the Admirals Clubs which makes me kinda sad since we're a hub for AA. It's makes me think AA's not trying as hard, like I said just my opinion. Ever since the AA/US merger, AA has kinda overlooked PHX a bit. Alth...

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by wn676
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 6269

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

Why make up things that are easily google-able? A quick look at their website shows that Willis Tower has at least 150,000 sq ft of vacant space. Ok, I will amend to make you happy. Sears/Willis Tower is out of space--at a price United is willing to pay. Perhaps there are some prior commitments or ...

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by wn676
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Delta to open Sky Club in Terminal 3 in late April: https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2018/03/14/delta-to-open-sky-club-at-sky-harbor-airport.html The article says late 2018. Either way, it's good to see that this is official. It's been rumored here for a while and even confirmed at one poin...

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by wn676
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MAX routes!
Replies: 29
Views: 7888

Re: AA MAX routes!

By June they will be operating MIA-BGI/BOS/LGA/MCO/POP/POS/SDQ/STI/UIO. You can see the general idea for where they plan to further deploy these aircraft in the short term.

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by wn676
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 10367

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

So just looking around I see that BA will be letting all the 747 go by 2024ish I wounder what we will see in PHX then? My guess is the 787-10 but I would love to see the 772/3 What do you all think? I think the -10 might struggle with a full payload. The 777 or, assuming the 747 holds on in PHX unt...

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by wn676
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

It would not make sense, I agree. Maybe, if the route is considered metal neutral, 1 777 / 789 by BA and 1 A332 by AA, each daily. Absolutely. The 744 won't be around forever, so at some point, increased frequency is going to be the only option. The 77W could replace the 744, but I think the better...

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by wn676
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

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by wn676
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub
Replies: 89
Views: 19516

Re: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub

(Reply to Post #20 & Post #22) PHL's present terminal and runway configuration are reaching full utilization alongside the fact that PHL remains the world's largest airport without an inground fueling system have led to congestion and flight delays. Dear God. I’ve dispatched fueling for another...

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by wn676
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT: Low down on LGA approach, RWY 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: NYT: Low down on LGA approach, RWY 4

WPvsMW wrote:
http://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/code-search.aspx
a handy resource for a.net posts


“HHI” returns Wheeler AAF, what are you referring to exactly?

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by wn676
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A cornucopia of widebody cabins at UAL
Replies: 20
Views: 4336

Re: A cornucopia of widebody cabins at UAL

First thing you can never get to 19.3" with 10 abreast on 777. 19'3" is 19 feet, 3 inches. All of the measurements presented are referring to the cabin width. Understood, thx. But the point still holds, you can't get a 19'3" wide seat with 10 abreast on 777. Michael Seat? You’re well...

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by wn676
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm just wondering isn't the airport eventually going to have to address it's widebody issue, what I mean by that in terms of an airfield perspective most can't taxi past one another without colliding, take for instance Americans A330's, one either has to hold or jump back onto the runway to avoid ...

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by wn676
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 8635

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

The clearance issue with the A321 is more of the jetbridge itself than any attached equipment. Some models, like most of JBT’s apron drives, will actually slightly overhang or contact the engine when positioned at the L2 door. It is just too close for comfort for most airlines to accept the risk, be...

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by wn676
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 8635

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

As a matter of interest, why don't the manufacturers put the steps down to the ground on the left? They always seem to be engine side (RHS) Many manufacturers include the option to have the stairs on the left, but it limits the rotation angle of the cab. Since most jetbridge rotundas in the U.S. ar...

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by wn676
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 11844

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

By the way, does anyone know the exact history of BA on the PHX-LHR route ? When did it start, what equipment was initially used and when did they start deploying the 744 ??? It started on July 1, 1996 with the DC10 and it was originally LHR-PHX-SAN. At some point when the economy bottomed out in 2...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 11844

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

Maybe one day it might attract a Far East flight like Tokyo but that would be heavily reliant on OW connections itself as the local demand is barely 30 pax/day. Ironically as I was reading this quote, I noted that this flight is currently in the air...NH9409. It is PHX-NRT on ANA 787-9. Baseball ch...

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by wn676
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

MO11 wrote:
alasizon wrote:
Does anyone have any info on what happened with the citation that had the landing incident this morning on 7R?


Cessna 182, regular customer out of Yuma.......


Heard that an Airbus had previously departed and that jet blast may have been a factor. That was second-hand though.

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by wn676
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The MAX’s are NOT coming ETOPS. New plan is the NEO’s will be and they will continue doing the LAX and PHX Hawaii flying. Well, that’s the latest plan we have received that is accurate as of today. Most of the MAX planes are going to MIA at first to add more seats to the Caribbean. Are the NEO airb...

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by wn676
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Sure that many of you saw that AS will add PAE from PHX. I think this is a pretty awesome route. Yeah, I saw that. Their plans are to used Horizon E175s. Although Idk where they will park it, as the E175 gates in T2 are set up for UA, which their boarding setup is a lot different from AS. My guess ...

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by wn676
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Last night while I was leaving the airport westbound there were probably 10 AA airbus parked on the North ramp at the west end of 8-26.... Are they sending a bunch to the desert or are all of these spares? These are probably all the RONs. Although we keep hearing the number of AA planes are decreas...

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by wn676
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I think another aspect we may be overlooking is that the city may make these gates common-use, which has the potential to increase gate capacity and utilization without increasing the actual gate count, on the north concourse at least. They are specifying podiums and gate readers as well as a RIDS s...

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by wn676
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

If Rouge comes over, that'll add a few more flights, but there could even be room for WestJet as well. There's no need for either of them to be in T4 since all flights are precleared, so they can basically go where there's room. Not all of WestJet’s flights are precleared. YLW, YQR, and YXE lack th...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm pretty sure both sides of T3 have allocated space for clubs, no? I seem to recall some sort of official confirmation a while back that the United Club would indeed transfer over with the new club design, which is why they hadn't planned any further updates to the current club. The Delta side al...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

UA currently has six gate in Terminal 2, gates 3,5,7,6a,6b and 8 and sometimes gate 1 which is shared with Sun Country. Gate 6A is used for overnight maintenence C checks. Usually they tow off between 4 and 6 aircraft that sit on the pad overnight for morning departures. I believe the minimum numbe...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 15204

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

Flight schedule as per routesonline HA070 HNL1230 – 2100LGB 321 D HA069 LGB0830 – 1140HNL 321 D eff 01JUN18 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276561/hawaiian-airlins-plans-long-beach-late-may-2018-launch/ Much better times that rumored. But his doesn't really feed anything for a Jet...

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by wn676
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 389575

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

2) There was an even longer discussion that UA would order new 763's. Is that dead? UA is indeed interested in adding a few 763s to its fleet but those will come in the form of HA's 763s which are due for retirement this year. They are young frames, in good shape and satisfy UA's requirements. I be...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Happy New Year all! A couple of items regarding T3 that I came across recently: - An RFQ went out for the reconstruction of the T3N apron. This will replace all of the panels between the building face and roughly the tail limit line on he north concourse. I believe the contract was awarded to Dibbl...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Since UA has a lounge in T2, which will be demolished, what do you all think will happen to it My understanding was that there was only 1 lounge space in the new T3S so if DL & UA both cohabitate in T3S, I'd see DL as being the one that wants the lounge more. I thought DL would stay in T3N, and...

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by wn676
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 108314

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Happy New Year all! A couple of items regarding T3 that I came across recently: - An RFQ went out for the reconstruction of the T3N apron. This will replace all of the panels between the building face and roughly the tail limit line on he north concourse. I believe the contract was awarded to Dibble...

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by wn676
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79391

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Yes, they will all move to the new concourse at T3 once it is opened. There may be some gate juggling between N and S concourses, but I don't have any details on that. Isn't T3N being demolished and rebuilt once T3S is open? T3N will be reconfigured but not completely demolished. IIRC they’ll have ...

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by wn676
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX Fleet
Replies: 53
Views: 11392

Re: United 737 MAX Fleet

According to a pretty reliable site: https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/mainline-fleet-tracking UA has 5x 738MAX coming in 2018. True? I didn't think they had any 8's ordered, but they already listed unit #'s. N67501 N37502 N27503 N37504 N47505 N37506 They have 10 -9s coming in 2018. The...

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by wn676
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY
Replies: 85
Views: 16295

Re: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY

enilria wrote:
UA ORD-DLH MAY 4>3


This route is being upgauged beginning on March 9th when UA will begin having an A319 RON in DLH. It’s a pretty big jump from a CR2 so I imagine that’s why the extra frequency will be cut.

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by wn676
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79391

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

The departure procedures will stay the same for the next few months. The next mess will be the six week closure of 8/26 beginning on January 8. Is it true this is because they messed up the first time? Replacing 332 concrete panels. There has been bad concrete in projects dating back to the origina...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20874

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Also starting CLT-TUS on an A320, service starts Feb 15 I think this is smart add.. East coast destined passengers can avoid connecting through PHX and head straight to the east coast AA does already offer TUS-east coast connections bypassing PHX via DFW and ORD, although restarting CLT offers addi...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79391

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

AA will be discontinuing PHX-IFP next year. Last op date appears to be February 14th.

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by wn676
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 13410

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

Internal advisory: We have temporarily suspended service from EWR to DEL (Delhi, India) due to concerns over poor air quality in the region. Travel waivers are in effect for customers traveling to, from or connecting through DEL, and we are monitoring the situation closely as the area remains impac...

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by wn676
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79391

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

4holer wrote:
Any insiders know the reason for the Terminal 4 evacuation?


Heard it was a bomb threat, but it’s being reported as a suspicious package.

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by wn676
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79391

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

It’s good to see AA filling out the west coast schedule again. OAK is back to 4x in February, and it appears that the SFO and SEA baseline schedules will be back up to 5x sometime before then. BOI is up to 4x daily on some days with 3 regional and 1 mainline. Lots of other little treats in the Febru...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 15586

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

I think UA's LAX hub is most likely. When the recession comes, and they are struggling to keep flights in SFO full, there's no way they will keep another hub just 337 miles away open, especially because (unlike IAD) they will never be #1, or even #2, at LAX. Will have to disagree here. UA will cont...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79391

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

alasizon wrote:
Officially open for sale, AA is adding an early morning PHX-PDX flight on a Mesa CR9 effective 15FEB.


Glad they decided to bring back that departure, albeit on a CR9.

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by wn676
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 15586

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

I am surprised AA has not dehubbed one of their post-merger hubs, like DL did with MEM and UA did with CLE. Because AA didnt have an underperforming hub like CLE and MEM. Isn't PHX not doing great? I mean, they aren't bad at all, but they've starting trimming there a bit. PHX’s performance has actu...

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by wn676
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79391

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

So driving through the airport I've noticed they've started tearing up the grass and cutting trees on the west side. I assume this is for the GTC and/or Sky Train Extension. However, from reading the docs that were posted a few months ago, I didn't think any actual work was going to begin until 201...

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by wn676
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6840

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

A little off topic, but I recently read in the Wall Street Journal that next summer, AA will have nothing but 787s out of ORD to Europe and Asia. The move is designed to improve on-time performance. If one plane is delayed for weather or maintenance problems, having other aircraft of the same type ...

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