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by wn676
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Damaged by Truck at HNL
Replies: 16
Views: 7673

Re: AA 757 Damaged by Truck at HNL

I flew on the hp 757's and remember thinking how cool the plane was. When now US was using them om HI routes I'd flown on AA 757 at the time and my opinion of hp/us 757 changed. I avoid them and that's been years and years ago. I believe they have done a seat cover freshen up is all? All the old HP...

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by wn676
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight
Replies: 34
Views: 8089

Re: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight

I wonder if AA/JAL will answer this. I doubt they will given the overall trend regarding Tokyo service, but just for the sake of wondering, what do you think would that look like? Schedule-wise, they only seem to be missing a redeye eastbound...not sure if that's even something that's in high deman...

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by wn676
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Any idea what 744 was parked out at East Cargo today? It was a livery I've never seen before that was green and red and had a circular logo on the tail. It also looked like the name started with an M. Could possibly have been Max Air of Nigeria as I see a flight NGL613 flew MZJ-PHX today. Currently...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5754

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Condor mainly focuses on tourists and flies to tropical beach destinations. Phoenix is inland and Seattle isn't exactly tropical. I wonder how that's going to work out for them. They're being a little proactive and waiting for "the big one" to strike the West Coast of the US. :stirthepot:...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now
Replies: 75
Views: 11371

Re: AA LAX-SFO all eagle now, sad face

It's been this way since February.

But yeah, it's a PITA to connect to/from the Nest.

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by wn676
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5754

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Will the 763 have any limitations during the summer months? No more so than just about any other aircraft. Especially since DE will probably leave later in the evening. I'm sure the aircraft will be weight restricted for that 16:55 departure on certain days, though probably not enough to start eati...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 5754

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

To me they seem to be a bit unlogical choices since these cities are not overly touristic. Condor mainly focusses on tourists and flies to tropical beach destinations. Phoenix is inland and Seattle isn't exactly tropical. I wonder how that's going to work out for them. This is just an observation, ...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Also, I cant help but think BA played a role in this, when they threw PHX a bone with that second daily I really think it made other carriers give us a second look. I personally think this deserves a thread of its own but then again im just a local fan boy It has for about 3 hours: http://www.airli...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

boeing777200lr wrote:
When did JetBlue end their second flight JFK flight to phx. FlightAware says 5 years ago, but there are picture in the database from 2 years ago.


If you're referencing the pictures from January/February 2015, those were extra sections for the Super Bowl.

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by wn676
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL/SLC daily lie-flats starting 05 Nov. 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: HNL/SLC daily lie-flats starting 05 Nov. 2017

It's already loaded. A330-300.

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by wn676
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I think A30 really needs to be the plan. A modified lead-in line that is about 15-20 degrees off should be enough to fit the plane there and possibly lose a gate in the process but is relying on city gates really an acceptable alternate? I'm hearing that both A30 and B13 will become widebody swing ...

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by wn676
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

AA has indicated that the A321neo will have difficulty operating PHX to Hawaii, which is why the A330 will be replacing the B752 PHX-HNL for AA. There was a fairly recent internal communication that indicated they believe the 321NEO will be able to operate without restriction from PHX. I'll believe...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I was wondering which cargo operator had the most operations at PHX? while driving on the I-10(the part where the freeway curves away from the cargo terminal, my favorite part) during the day I tend to see more FedEx, but I was wondering if UPS made up for it during the night hours. I remember seei...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 54
Views: 9179

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

In regards to AA/US, I've always wondered where we'd be now if HP had acquired TZ in late 2004. Certainly that deal falling through was impetus behind HP going after US less than a year later, and I don't think they would have been able to digest an acquisition and a large (at the time) merger in su...

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by wn676
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I suppose it would depend on who ends up footing the bill for a new FIS. Does anyone see WN needing/wanting a dedicated facility for their use? Either way, I could see the City wanting more flexibility in gating international flights. I know some speculated here that WN might be moving out of S4 wh...

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by wn676
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I was wondering which cargo operator had the most operations at PHX? while driving on the I-10(the part where the freeway curves away from the cargo terminal, my favorite part) during the day I tend to see more FedEx, but I was wondering if UPS made up for it during the night hours. I remember seei...

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by wn676
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 16104

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

hz747300 wrote:
Dance troop performance in the international terminal?.... sorry, someone had too.


I was thinking more like a 5K.

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by wn676
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golfer misses US Open....because of AA
Replies: 27
Views: 5541

Re: Golfer misses US Open....because of AA

The story goes interesting. Arrive only 2 hours and 40 minutes before the tee-off on red-eye (is it normal in PGA?) while the venue is like 100 miles away from MIA!! He was to leave for another place next day but I assume this might've been planned after the withdraw. I do understand that he withdr...

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by wn676
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 59
Views: 18348

Re: 38 years since AA 191

LAX772LR wrote:
IINM, WN was otherwise the last one to do so in 2002.?


US operated a flight 191 until the flight number harmonization with AA in mid-2013.

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by wn676
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety of wing walkers
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: Safety of wing walkers

As we taxied out at LGA this evening, accompanied by a noble wing walker, I could not help but make an observation from seat 1A of the A320. As we taxied near the concourse, I noted the safety vest of the wing walker was being pulled in the direction of the jet engine due to the properties of scien...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

S-1 design RFQ is out with submissions due 6/16: https://www.phoenix.gov/financesite/SolicitationAttachments/AV21000097%20PSHIA%20T4%20S-1%20Concourse%20Design%20Svcs.pdf Scope of work: • A new 3-4 level concourse (basement, apron and passenger levels) with approximately 30,000 square feet per leve...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral eyes US charter flights
Replies: 20
Views: 3442

Re: Air Austral eyes US charter flights

SFOATLFlyer wrote:
Where does it state they want to fly non-stop? It doesn't. It would make perfect sense they'd operate through France.


It seems as if they just wanted to ability to pick up charter flying to/from the U.S., e.g., flying a State Farm charter ORD-ARN.

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by wn676
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Operate A330 PHL-SFO from Oct. 5
Replies: 26
Views: 6144

Re: AA to Operate A330 PHL-SFO from Oct. 5

Does it need to have a pilot base? I didn't think RDU had a 777 base for the LHR flight. It doesn't need a pilot base but it does need a way to rotate aircraft and crews through the station. In the case of PHX-HNL, they need to bridge the aircraft over HNL (highly unlikely) or over PHX from either ...

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by wn676
Wed May 31, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Operate A330 PHL-SFO from Oct. 5
Replies: 26
Views: 6144

Re: AA to Operate A330 PHL-SFO from Oct. 5

AA still hasn't loaded how the A330-300 will do the PHX-HNL service. Unless they use the same plane to go back and forth PHX-HNL-PHX every day. We probably won't see it until at least 90 days out, give or take. It'll have to rotate in from somewhere since there is no 330 pilot base in PHX. AA0625 P...

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by wn676
Wed May 31, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

S-1 design RFQ is out with submissions due 6/16: https://www.phoenix.gov/financesite/SolicitationAttachments/AV21000097%20PSHIA%20T4%20S-1%20Concourse%20Design%20Svcs.pdf Scope of work: • A new 3-4 level concourse (basement, apron and passenger levels) with approximately 30,000 square feet per level...

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by wn676
Wed May 31, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Operate A330 PHL-SFO from Oct. 5
Replies: 26
Views: 6144

Re: AA to Operate A330 PHL-SFO from Oct. 5

Cool! I'm kind of surprised they're not putting the A330 on CLT-SFO with the massive Wells Fargo presence on both ends, but it's nice to see a widebody route from PHL to the West Coast! Definitely nice to see. Maybe it was just a better opportunity than sending one to MCO. But I wonder too, with th...

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by wn676
Wed May 31, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Operate A330 PHL-SFO from Oct. 5
Replies: 26
Views: 6144

AA to Operate A330 PHL-SFO from Oct. 5

While browsing through some flights this morning, I noticed that AA appears to be operating the A330-200 between PHL and SFO starting October 5th (6th eastbound) and seems to run through April 2018, though I'd be wary of the schedule that far out: AA0625 PHL 15:45 SFO 18:45 AA1894 SFO 08:00 PHL 16:1...

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by wn676
Thu May 25, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Some good site plans and renderings of both the West GTC station and the western portion of the central airfield. Also noted that they are planning to reconfigure at least a part of Sky Harbor Blvd at the I-10: https://www.phoenix.gov/financesite/SolicitationAttachments/West%20GTC%20RFI%20Pre-Respo...

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by wn676
Wed May 24, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Also of note, some juicy tidbits in this presentation: https://www.phoenix.gov/financesite/SolicitationAttachments/West%20GTC%20RFI%20Pre-Response%20Finance.pdf Especially this part: - Enplaned passengers decreased in the last quarter of FY 2016 and first two quarters of FY 2017 - Declines were dri...

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by wn676
Wed May 24, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Some good site plans and renderings of both the West GTC station and the western portion of the central airfield. Also noted that they are planning to reconfigure at least a part of Sky Harbor Blvd at the I-10: https://www.phoenix.gov/financesite/SolicitationAttachments/West%20GTC%20RFI%20Pre-Respon...

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by wn676
Wed May 24, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

It would make a lot of sense for DL to have a hangar at PHX. DL has a very sizable operation with a pretty wide range of types passing through. Like you said, it would have to involve the demolition of existing structures though. Is there room on the north east side of the airport, east of Honeywel...

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by wn676
Thu May 18, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US
Replies: 31
Views: 6182

Re: Fifth freedom flights between LHR and the US

Fifth freedom flights are getting scarcer by the day. In Asia there are still some. With respect to E.U. - U.S.A., I cannot think of many apart from the aforementioned Kuwait LHR-JFK, EK's MXP-JFK and SQ's FRA-JFK. Any others that still exist? There is also EK ATH-EWR, SQ MAN-IAH, and ET DUB-LAX. P...

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by wn676
Wed May 17, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

Don't need to see construction drawings, but some design drawings would be nice. Some basic renderings in plan view and/or 3D. I am sure they exist. Also, even if the project is privately financed, it is still on public property. I have worked on such projects in the city and you better believe the...

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by wn676
Wed May 17, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 17
Views: 3994

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

There will be a walkway from the Current L concourse North to the HVAC building, where the walkway will turn east. The gates will require the demolition of a building and the relocation of outdoor parking for snow removal equipment. Simply put the gates will between the HVAC building and the Alpha ...

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by wn676
Mon May 15, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 33085

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

This thread is still a thing? next months AA will be retiring the 75s and replacing them with the 78-9s, and the A350s when they get them Not happening. The VP of Planning at AA has said that they will be replaced by the NEO. There will be an A333 operating PHX-HNL seasonally but as you may or may n...

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by wn676
Fri May 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Back around 1990 HP would dual board the 747 with A11/A13 and B11/B13. AA really does need a plan for more WB diversions. Also BA will have 2 744 this summer, although not on the ground at the same time. But if one is delayed or a diversion from LAS like last summer, there will be a serious gate sh...

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by wn676
Fri May 12, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

It would be really nice if they could build the Skytrain out to Jefferson/Washington to connect up with the light rail from the west side. It would make it much more convenient for Customers staying at the hotel to access Downtown. It would also make 2 entry points to the Skytrain system spreading ...

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by wn676
Fri May 12, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

It would be really nice if they could build the Skytrain out to Jefferson/Washington to connect up with the light rail from the west side. It would make it much more convenient for Customers staying at the hotel to access Downtown. It would also make 2 entry points to the Skytrain system spreading ...

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by wn676
Wed May 10, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 79371

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Recently posted RFI from the City of Phoenix regarding the development of the future West Ground Transportation Center site: https://www.phoenix.gov/financesite/SolicitationAttachments/West%20GTC%20RFI%20Final%20EDIT.pdf The City is soliciting ideas, comments and feedback from the wider infrastructu...

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by wn676
Sun May 07, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 18227

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

The fact that its a 767 isn't the problem. Its the lack of IFE, the lack of WiFi, the inconsistent sidewalls/lighting, and the generally old looking interior that makes the flight less enjoyable.I flew transatlantic on one (by mistake, because I missed my connection) and yes I got to my destination...

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by wn676
Thu May 04, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 24436

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Not so. Checking in is one act, but the agent would then need to "on" the customer, showing them onboard by scanning or pulling a valid boarding pass for that customer. When that didn't happen, they'd be a no-show, even if they'd checked in. Well... yes, so. The passenger carrying a young...

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by wn676
Wed May 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC announces YVR-MEL/MCO, YUL-LIM/PHX, YYZ-BZE/SVD
Replies: 17
Views: 5259

Re: AC announces YVR-MEL/MCO, YUL-LIM/PHX, YYZ-BZE/SVD

Giving YUL-PHX another shot...last time it lasted about 6 months from 11/2010 to 05/2011, also on an A319 2x weekly IIRC.

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by wn676
Tue May 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 34332

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I'm at a loss as to what people are expecting. I guess unless the seat you desire, at the price you desire, on the date and time you desire, is available, it's an imperfect system. Well, what's also imperfect is them holding those seats for such folks and then those folks don't buy the seat. Now wh...

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by wn676
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 34332

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

If they took out a row of F and added 3 more rows of Y, that would bring them up to 174. So 12/162.

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by wn676
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 26524

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

The slots are being leased back to SAS. AA will not be using them in the short term. In that case it could be that SAS will use them this summer and into W17, after which AA/BA will use them to launch new routes. Surely the new owners wouldn't want to lease them back for long, having paid so much f...

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by wn676
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 17158

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit

* Confirmed as purchaser of SAS LHR slot pairs shall we begin the guessing game as to where these will be used? my guesses: PHX - only major hub (ie not LGA/DCA) that AA doesn't serve LHR from, and it could probably handle two flights. BA are testing this out this summer with a second frequency. I'...

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by wn676
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 11157

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

I've done both LAX-HKG (01:55-08:10+1) and LAX-PPT (23:40-05:00+1) on westbound redeyes. HKG in particular wasn't too bad, as it's long enough to get some decent sleep, and you wake up more or less on their time. With PPT I failed miserably and pulled the typical move of passing out just after noon....

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by wn676
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of AA JFK-DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 8063

Re: lack of AA JFK-DFW

The absence makes it pretty clear that AA isn't too interested in selling DFW-JFK-international connections. Maybe they've looked at the partner flows and decided even then it's not sufficiently lucrative. Not sure what "absence" is being referred to, nor how that would lead to the above ...

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by wn676
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lightning strike on Bogota's airport damaging runway 13L
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Re: lightning stroke on Bogota's airport damaging runway 13L

Setting aside the Strike vs Stroke argument (seriously, folks?) ... Intense heat + concrete = bad bad news ... just ask anyone in Atlanta. Lighting, to nobody's surprise, generates intense heat where it grounds out ... and when that surface is concrete, there's going to be damage. Not surprising at...

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by wn676
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 123
Views: 33450

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Well done!! My problem with this is that there wasn't much announced in the way of who will launch it. A lot of confusion overall. Also, since the Virgin America brand will be gone in 2 years, why not deliver it with the new Alaska interiors and livery? Because "in two years" is not, like...

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