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by Cointrin330
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA TPAC Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Replies: 21
Views: 4840

Re: AA TPAC Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

For QF/UA failing at LAX-AKL, improper equipment doomed those flights. UA stopped LAX-AKL during bankruptcy and it was operated by a CASM heavy 777-200ER. QF operated LAX-AKL with a 747-300, yes you read that right, and then a A330-200 before dropping it due to QF's then financial woes and heavy CA...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?
Replies: 122
Views: 15699

Re: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?

I'd think the combined AS/VX hubs will be SEA, SFO, LAX, SAN, PDX, and that's it. They don't need a mid-continent hub. They aren't going to be competing with UA/AA/DL on intra-midwest flights. AS merged with VX to get a bigger slice of LAX and SFO and consolidate further to keep its sizable market s...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA TPAC Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Replies: 21
Views: 4840

AA TPAC Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

A recent article in Bloomberg suggested that mainland China airlines are undercutting both their Asia and US-based competitors on routes from the US to destinations throughout Asia and the South Pacific with a connection in one of the mainland China hubs (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, etc..). The sa...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CLT-South America happen again?
Replies: 13
Views: 1674

Re: Could CLT-South America happen again?

I don't think you'll see CLT to Latin America services that were dropped restored, or new ones started. CLT is a profitable hub for AA and the #2 one in the network, but much of what can be done ex-CLT to Latin America can and is covered ex-MIA and even DFW.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Future Routes
Replies: 61
Views: 9932

Re: UA Future Routes

Just wondering what new routes would be competitive for UA these days. EWR: KEF: New influx of leisure market travelers. can compete with DL, WOW and Iceland Air. NCE: start seasonal service in the summer. lots of premium leisure travelers flying there. ICN: Large Korean population in the NYC/ NJ m...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF LAX-JFK-LAX Question - Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 21
Views: 5344

Re: QF LAX-JFK-LAX Question - Aircraft Utilization

Has the LAX-JFK ever been operated by an A380? I seem to recall using Flightradar24 back in 2010/2011 and saw a QF A380 arriving from the west coming from JFK with LAX as destination. Was this a one of? I don't think it has ever been scheduled as such, T7 at JFK can't handle the A380. It has always...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF MEL-LAX & The 787-9 Dreamliner
Replies: 0
Views: 444

QF MEL-LAX & The 787-9 Dreamliner

I know there is a larger forum topic on the QF announcement that it will put the first 787-9 on the MEL-LAX route. I'm just curious, the oldest QF A380's date back to 2008 I believe and would imagine they are coming up for a heavy maintenance and perhaps a cabin refit. Is the 787-9 on MEL-LAX a temp...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF LAX-JFK-LAX Question - Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 21
Views: 5344

Re: QF LAX-JFK-LAX Question - Aircraft Utilization

Yes, all QF is consolidated in the TBIT. I arrived on QF11 from SYD (on the A380) and went through US customs and immigration procedures (all in TBIT) and then went back upstairs, through security again, and back into the TBIT departures hall, to board the 747-400 to JFK. The plane that day had inde...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA JFK SFO frequency
Replies: 6
Views: 2520

Re: AA JFK SFO frequency

Before the A321T replaced the 767-200/200ER on the JFK-SFO-JFK route, American had up to 5, and usually just 4 daily flights in this market, with one frequency operated on the 767-300ER. With the A321T, the frequency was upped a bit. Currently it appears to be 6 x per day.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF LAX-JFK-LAX Question - Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 21
Views: 5344

Re: QF LAX-JFK-LAX Question - Aircraft Utilization

On some days, QF schedules a 747-400 on MEL-LAX and occasionally, but rarely, I've seen a 747 replace the A380 on SYD-LAX. MEL-LAX is currently 9wk including a 2wk 744 service which operates alongside the 7wk A380 service. These flights are being replaced with seasonal increases from next year. SYD...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF LAX-JFK-LAX Question - Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 21
Views: 5344

QF LAX-JFK-LAX Question - Aircraft Utilization

Last January I flew SYD-LAX-JFK on QF, with the LAX-JFK segment on the 747-400, with the aircraft that does BNE-LAX, which I think is the earliest of the 3 QF arrivals into LAX from Australia. On some days, QF schedules a 747-400 on MEL-LAX and occasionally, but rarely, I've seen a 747 replace the A...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA planes that will not get the new paint job.
Replies: 31
Views: 8252

Re: AA planes that will not get the new paint job.

The 767-300ER's that have been earmarked for retirement and the entire MD80 fleet that remains won't be getting the new livery. Are there any 757's that still fly in the old AA livery? There are. I saw one in BOS the other day, though I didn't get the tail number. AA is in the process of taking the...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA planes that will not get the new paint job.
Replies: 31
Views: 8252

Re: AA planes that will not get the new paint job.

The 767-300ER's that have been earmarked for retirement and the entire MD80 fleet that remains won't be getting the new livery. Are there any 757's that still fly in the old AA livery?

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced
Replies: 59
Views: 17812

Re: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced

I'd guess that EWR-HKG will swap from the 777-200ER to the 777-300ER as more -300ER frames are delivered. Have to ask if the 777-300ER is emerging though as the 747-400 replacement for UA as opposed to the A350? I am aware this was discussed in a prior forum post, but does anyone think that with cha...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13763

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Inter island flying is tricky, because they need an aircraft who's engines won't overheat from the quick turns these routes generate. They keep buying second and third hand 717's but at some point, one has to wonder if they are going to replace them all, and with what? The 717 is the ideal plane for...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases LGW-US in 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 8126

Re: Norwegian increases LGW-US in 2017

Is Norwegian profitable on these routes (all TATL)?

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by Cointrin330
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA left JFK a year ago!
Replies: 27
Views: 7278

Re: UA left JFK a year ago!

That got me thinking, wasn't it UA that started the p.s. product on JFK-(some) West Coast cities? Then later AA and DL followed suit? If my timing is right, it's an interesting irony that the airline that "upped the game", isn't even in the game now (understandable after the CO merger). U...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA left JFK a year ago!
Replies: 27
Views: 7278

Re: UA left JFK a year ago!

The move made sense. UA has a large, profitable, and competitive hub at Newark. The JFK operation required many things including maintenance, a crew base, catering, and other operations to support what was 13 daily departures (6 to LAX and 7 to SFO). The market is very competitive from NYC to LAX/S...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belly landing at SAT
Replies: 24
Views: 5695

Re: Belly landing at SAT

Was this a brand new E175? The interior shots that were shown on the news made it look like this was a brand new plane.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 71
Views: 17438

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

Ichan ran TWA into the ground internationally and what few international stations did remain TWA could not compete with the Karabu albatross around its neck. MD-11, A330, A340, 767-300, 777, or 747-400 would have all been unreasonable expectations in the '90s. TW800 was but bad but recoverable, Kar...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Chile schedules last 767 services
Replies: 18
Views: 3239

Re: LATAM Chile schedules last 767 services

The LAN (Chile) 767-300ER is a really nice ride. Flew one from JFK to SCL in April 2012 and it was a really nice trip, even seated all the way in the rear of economy. Plane was spotless, food decent, entertainment options plentiful, and the plane looked and felt new.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ONE, United POLARIS, American ____?
Replies: 9
Views: 3053

Re: Delta ONE, United POLARIS, American ____?

Are there not seating inconsistencies across AA's long haul fleet, as different seats are used on different aircraft, from the 777-300ER/200ER, 767-300ER, 787-8/9, and the A330-200/300 and 757s and is that why perhaps American has not yet announced a branding redo of their premium cabin?

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ONE, United POLARIS, American ____?
Replies: 9
Views: 3053

Delta ONE, United POLARIS, American ____?

What are everyone's thoughts on American Airlines branding its premium cabin (Business)?

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by Cointrin330
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA considering converting some of its A35K order to A359 and/or A330
Replies: 275
Views: 35153

Re: UA Narrowbody Airbus Order

35 is a small number Since when? There's only a handful of airlines on earth that have that many 350+ seaters of a single model, and none of them have more than two hubs. UA has half a dozen gateway hubs. That many large aircraft are extremely hard to fill to yield, year-round, in a multi-hub syste...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B777-300 Information Please
Replies: 13
Views: 3705

Re: UA B777-300 Information Please

ORD won't see the 77W. What will UA fly on its ORD to Asia routes? Will they simply move PMCO 777-200ER's freed up by 777-300ER's at EWR to fly NRT/HKG/PVG/PEK? ORD is a larger hub than EWR for UA, so curious as to what they intend to do there with long haul to Asia? Plan is when enough 77Ws are on...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B777-300 Information Please
Replies: 13
Views: 3705

Re: UA B777-300 Information Please

Will these aircraft be capable of flying JNB-EZE? How many 744s will be replaced by 77W? The first batch of 777-300ER's are supposed to be EWR based. Initial proving / crew training flights will be hub to hub, mainly EWR-IAH-EWR rotations, and then I read somewhere that LHR will get a 777-300ER for...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B777-300 Information Please
Replies: 13
Views: 3705

Re: UA B777-300 Information Please

Will these aircraft be capable of flying JNB-EZE? How many 744s will be replaced by 77W? The first batch of 777-300ER's are supposed to be EWR based. Initial proving / crew training flights will be hub to hub, mainly EWR-IAH-EWR rotations, and then I read somewhere that LHR will get a 777-300ER for...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?
Replies: 51
Views: 11481

Re: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?

Thanks everyone for the history and the information. Much appreciated.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?
Replies: 51
Views: 11481

Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?

Were they LGW based? I recall a small fleet of 767-200ER and maybe 737's (-200). Any info is appreciated.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy idea for UA and DL's 747's
Replies: 38
Views: 9070

Re: Crazy idea for UA and DL's 747's

Once UA and DL rid themselves of their 747s, will they be scrapped or perhaps picked up by a cargo or passenger airline? The Delta 747-400's are all ex-NW aircraft and they're some of the earliest builds of the -400 variant. Believe NW took its newest 747-400's in 1994/95 (the -400 was introduced i...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to invest $110mil on updated U.S. terminal facilities
Replies: 26
Views: 7840

Re: BA to invest $110mil on updated U.S. terminal facilities

Anyone know what the specific plan is for further upgrades to T7? The terminal itself is outdated, cramped, and never was designed to handle so many wide body flights at the same time. Customs hall is always bursting at the seams at peak hours, is perennially understaffed, and even with Global Entry...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8673

Re: DL and the 777

I believe United has the strongest international network out of the big 3, but I may be mistaken. That being said, Delta has a ton of 767s and A330s that they use internationally. United was the launch customer for the 777 and received its first aircraft in 1995, and the first scheduled flight was ...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 8673

Re: DL and the 777

When Delta ordered the 777 in the late 1990's, there was an issue with the company's pilots and as I recall, it had to do with working hours on the 777s and scope clauses. So, they originally got 12 or so 777-200ER's and later (2007/2008) they ordered the 777-200LR but again, a small batch.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of European Airlines returning to Pakistan
Replies: 7
Views: 2359

Re: Future of European Airlines returning to Pakistan

Why bother? The country is a mess and perpetual security risk/issue. This is one market I suspect the European carriers don't care about and happy to hand over to the ME3.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Investor Event - Nov. 15th - New management team plans
Replies: 51
Views: 7547

Re: United Investor Event - Nov. 15th - New management team plans

It does seem as though UA is moving in the right direction and making logical, well thought out decisions to further improve the carrier's performance and strengthen its competitive advantages. What is striking though is how long it has taken to get here. The revenue and yield management spends are ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ups RDU-CDG and ATL/MSP-CUN
Replies: 15
Views: 4691

Re: Delta ups RDU-CDG and ATL/MSP-CUN

AA's RDU-LHR (prior to 2008 it was to LGW) has been a mainstay of RDU since the early 1990's. With Brexit, does anyone see this route being axed? I have to think not. Between the contracts from major corporations with a presence in the Triangle, to the fact that it is rumored to be going to a 787-8,...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Round the world (Part 2): Skipping a day - QF Business LAX-SYD-MEL
Replies: 6
Views: 8950

Re: Round the world (Part 2): Skipping a day - QF Business LAX-SYD-MEL

Great trip report. I flew the reverse route (QF 11, SYD-LAX-JFK) in January and was generally unimpressed with Qantas. The flight departed almost 50 minutes late with no explanation. The A380 I was on (SYD-LAX) was tidy and in good condition, but the Business Class cabin and service were very standa...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ begins operating the 787-9 on the AKL-EZE route
Replies: 17
Views: 4690

Re: NZ begins operating the 787-9 on the AKL-EZE route

Great to see this happening. What is it that makes the route demanding? Is it the remoteness of the operational route?

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Long Term Plans for DL's JFK T2?
Replies: 9
Views: 2357

Re: What's The Long Term Plans for DL's JFK T2?

I believe the long term plan is to demolish T2 and build an extension to T1, which is overcrowded given all the airlines that have added JFK service or have had to relocate there since Delta formally opened T4 as its new home. Delta will either build a further extension to T4 or perhaps a satellite ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Integration Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3666

Re: United Polaris Integration Questions

I thought that the 787-8 and 787-9 will get Polaris seats last as these are the newest wide bodies in the fleet. I believe UA has operated a handful of test flights to train crew on the new Polaris soft product that will roll out across the fleet on 12/01. They operated a 767-300ER (2 class) from EW...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Upgauges SFO-AKL?
Replies: 25
Views: 6422

UA Upgauges SFO-AKL?

Looks like UA is now flying the 777-200ER (was a 787-8) on the SFO-AKL and upped the frequency to daily. Starting in March 2017, the route becomes a 787-9. Guess this means it is doing well but curious about the economics of the 777-200ER on this route. Sure, fuel is cheap but wasn't the 787 what ma...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would US & AA Look Like If They Never Merged?
Replies: 20
Views: 8388

Re: What Would US & AA Look Like If They Never Merged?

As difficult and consumer unfriendly airline mergers can be, had US and AA not merged, their future would be very much in doubt. AA emerged from Chapter 11 leaner and with a stronger balance sheet, but it would not be able to compete effectively with DL and UA on scale and the expansion they have un...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition for Qantas to sell tickets on JFK-LAX?
Replies: 63
Views: 9291

Re: Petition for Qantas to sell tickets on JFK-LAX?

I would think the LAX-JFK-LAX segment on QF will eventually be replaced by something else, perhaps 18 months to 2 years from now as QF takes delivery of the 787-9. If QF really does start SYD-ORD it could add an ORD-JFK segment or extend a segment via DFW if it were to add MEL-DFW. The current LAX-J...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC9's
Replies: 25
Views: 4647

Re: Northwest DC9's

Delta retired the last DC9 several years ago to some fanfare.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Berlin Long Haul
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Re: Air Berlin Long Haul

Thank you everyone. Am a bit concerned as Air Berlin are in deep financial trouble, recently having slashed their fleet and cut staff. Hard to make an argument for Germany needing 2 large full service airlines and it does seem AB does not really know what it wants to be (low cost, full service, long...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Berlin Long Haul
Replies: 11
Views: 2163

Air Berlin Long Haul

Just booked a flight on Air Berlin to TXL from JFK for next year. Anyone have any experience flying them long haul? Know they have financial troubles. Curious as to where their future might be.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MSP Hub S17 Changes
Replies: 41
Views: 8390

Re: Delta MSP Hub S17 Changes

MSP has always been Delta's second largest hub. DL goes by available seat miles and MSP, while it does see fewer departures than DTW, it has always had a higher average trip length and gauge than DTW to push it ahead in ASMs... MSP-FCO ending is not surprising. Italy has a tough time supporting fli...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?
Replies: 58
Views: 9316

Re: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?

They had 12 total (half were ex-Piedmont aircraft built and delivered in the 1986-87 time frame and used by Piedmont to open up CLT-LGW and CLT-FRA). Another batch was delivered in the early 1990s to USAir. They flew them from PHL and CLT to all their European stations that they had at the time, unt...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?
Replies: 54
Views: 8740

Re: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?

Co flew their 10 767-200ER's mostly out of EWR, to MXP, GVA, ZRH and subbed them around markets like FCO, MUC, and CDG and flew them from IAH to EZE and GIG. As others have mentioned these had a relatively low density configuration, which I suppose could have been remedied by increasing the capacity...

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