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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 22301

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

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Pi7472000 wrote:
Just avoid flying American or Southwest. Delta and United are good choices as they have not faced this cancellation chaos due to staffing shortages.

Last year it was Delta that couldn't deliver on the busy holiday travel season.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-chr ... tions/amp/

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 197962

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

https://www.flightglobal.com/dubai-2021/ge9x-clears-dust-ingestion-test-milestone/146358.article The GE9X has completed dust ingestion testing and the engine performed very well. Head of the program points to other things as well. He says: “Boeing has brought a 777-9 to the Dubai show and Sheldon s...

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA/ATC vaccine mandate effect travel
Replies: 25
Views: 2217

Re: TSA vaccine mandate effect travel

In Massachusetts there's nearly a 1 percent mortality rate with vaccinated breakthrough cases which is a similar mortality rate to that of the unvaccinated. From the article you posted: The breakthrough cases represent just a small percentage -- about 1.2% -- of the 4.7 million people who have been...

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA/ATC vaccine mandate effect travel
Replies: 25
Views: 2217

Re: TSA vaccine mandate effect travel

Only 58% of the country is fully vaccinated - that's not 'so many'. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/states-ranked-by-percentage-of-population-vaccinated-march-15.html I'm not trying to tinfoil hat anyone but the most vaccinated states in your article have the highest Covid case ...

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA/ATC vaccine mandate effect travel
Replies: 25
Views: 2217

Re: TSA vaccine mandate effect travel

It gets down to how one weights public safety vs. public convenience. Seeing the data on the 4th wave in Germany - more new infections than at any point previously - I prefer safety. There will be too many unvaccinated people traveling. What's odd is why are we having a fourth wave with so many peo...

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by JohanTally
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 106
Views: 21629

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

I think the challenge is to convince the regulator a new design / interface / communications can make a flight safer, despite 1 pilot in the cockpit seat. From what I read it would include cockpit instrument modifications, enhanced crew monitoring (both automated & ground), crew rests, lav's po...

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by JohanTally
Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

Gotcha. I personally believe that would be a mistake on management's part to allow pilots to have a say in anything other than flying the plane. The pilots are better off fighting for better quality of life and job protection. Adding any unqualified group to network planning would be a total disast...

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by JohanTally
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

Gotcha. I personally believe that would be a mistake on management's part to allow pilots to have a say in anything other than flying the plane. The pilots are better off fighting for better quality of life and job protection. Adding any unqualified group to network planning would be a total disast...

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by JohanTally
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

Do you mean the holiday flight schedule? I interpret it as the Pilots wanting to have a say in the schedule throughout the entire year not just holidays. Flight crews want to have input on schedules that are largely driven by software that lack the human variables that can be more unpredictable. Go...

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by JohanTally
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

AA pilots Union is refusing the incentive holiday pay and asking to be a part of building the flight schedule. https://onemileatatime.com/news/american-airlines-pilots-reject-extra-holiday-pay/ Do you mean the holiday flight schedule? I interpret it as the Pilots wanting to have a say in the schedu...

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by JohanTally
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

https://onemileatatime.com/news/america ... liday-pay/
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AA pilots Union is refusing the incentive holiday pay and asking to be a part of building the flight schedule.

https://onemileatatime.com/news/america ... liday-pay/

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

Looks like AA might have been experiencing more than just weather related staffing issues last weekend. AA is instituting significant incentives for FAs during the holidays to have perfect attendance. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/11/05/american-airlines-jacks-up-flight-attendant-holiday-pay-to-avo...

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 35140

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Judges put halt to vaccine mandate for private companies. This will effect the airlines, airports, and other entities of air transport. Although at this point, I imagine the vast majority of employees are already fully vaccinated. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/06/us-federal-appeals-court-freezes-bid...

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 120
Views: 18678

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

AA has a mix of good and bad facilities for passengers as well stated above. AA does have osprstional issues at serveral hubs due to poor design by modern standards, but none of that is worth the costs of rebuilds. CLT has some improvements in the pipeline, potentially a midfield concourse to repla...

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 120
Views: 18678

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

AA has a mix of good and bad facilities for passengers as well stated above. AA does have osprstional issues at serveral hubs due to poor design by modern standards, but none of that is worth the costs of rebuilds. CLT has some improvements in the pipeline, potentially a midfield concourse to repla...

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by JohanTally
Sun Nov 07, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 506557

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Anyone know how the JFK-SNA flight on the 321T is performing? JFK to SNA has been a tricky market for both AA and DL, who have tried it before and then dropped it. AA flew it in the 2000s on a 757 and DL flew it more recently, but not sure what the equipment type was. Loads are pretty full most of ...

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by JohanTally
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

This wasn't a weather created event, that's just what AA needs for press releases. It's very clear that weather precipitated the situation. Was AA prepared for crazy weather? Absolutely not. That's on them. Did weather still cause the problem? Yes. I don't see why everyone feels the need to allocat...

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by JohanTally
Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

Looks like AA might have been experiencing more than just weather related staffing issues last weekend. AA is instituting significant incentives for FAs during the holidays to have perfect attendance. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/11/05/american-airlines-jacks-up-flight-attendant-holiday-pay-to-avoi...

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 120
Views: 18678

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

You can’t compare RDU to CLT. RDU is way smaller and has only a handful of International flights which LHR and CDG aren’t even operating. You make it sound CLT has a lot more international arrivals. Have you checked international arrivals in CLT last 3-5 years? CLT is bigger but is not that much bi...

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Hub Facilities
Replies: 120
Views: 18678

Re: American Airlines Hub Facilities

OP here: 1. I’m not biased against AA, actually quite the opposite, hence my username. 2. I did forget about JFK, you’re right. T8 is a bright spot. PHX is fine, no complaints there. DCA is nice and will be even better when the improvements are done. For DCA, local travelers don’t care as much abou...

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by JohanTally
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 506557

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I hear SEA-BLR will be pushed back to MARCH end 2022, apparently due to issues related with B789 deliveries. It wouldn't surprise if AA delays SEA-BLR again, but I don't think the 789 deliveries will be the reason why, though I can see AA spinning it as such. The market's likely just not there, yet...

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by JohanTally
Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 71758

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

I have been wondering for a while whether the folding wingtip system was actually still needed now that the A380 has pushed many airports to accept Code F aircraft (in limited numbers at a time). Especially now that the number of active A380 is dwindling, the available space and time slots for new ...

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by JohanTally
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 506557

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Is AA still gonna restart SYD in January? I don't believe the final cuts for January have been finalized. AFAIK the New South Wales government hasn't set a date for arriving American tourists which I think will be essential for the resumption of the route. That's true but AA and QF have a JV and th...

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by JohanTally
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 506557

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Is AA still gonna restart SYD in January? I don't believe the final cuts for January have been finalized. AFAIK the New South Wales government hasn't set a date for arriving American tourists which I think will be essential for the resumption of the route. That's true but AA and QF have a JV and th...

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by JohanTally
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 506557

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

rjbesikof wrote:
Is AA still gonna restart SYD in January?

I don't believe the final cuts for January have been finalized. AFAIK the New South Wales government hasn't set a date for arriving American tourists which I think will be essential for the resumption of the route.

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by JohanTally
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 71758

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

The empty weight of the 777-F is 318K and the 777-300ER is 370K. So what is the maximum landing weight for both? I don't see how the -300ERCF comes close to making up 52Klb of extra airframe weight. One would think the 777-F or 777-200LRCF would have a 25Klb to 30Klb payload advantage over the -300...

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by JohanTally
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 71758

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

[code][/code] The empty weight of the 777-F is 318K and the 777-300ER is 370K. So what is the maximum landing weight for both? I don't see how the -300ERCF comes close to making up 52Klb of extra airframe weight. One would think the 777-F or 777-200LRCF would have a 25Klb to 30Klb payload advantage ...

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by JohanTally
Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.
Replies: 92
Views: 16222

Re: FT: Risks of Airbus passing 60% market share.

Ebb and flow of business, Boeing is down now, but wasn't that long ago we thought the same about Airbus. It eventually evens out. I somewhat agree though Airbus hasn't really been down, just caught up with Boeing in the early 2000's. The current situation could be temporary but Airbus should have a...

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by JohanTally
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 35140

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

How does serving in the military excuse them from being bad employees? last I checked it doesn't, they just get better insurance, free college, and free healthcare, and it just makes it more disappointing when they refuse something that will in the long run save our country. Typically “bad employee...

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by JohanTally
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/
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Approaching 350 cancellations today so far.

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/

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by JohanTally
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 14194

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

I wonder if Airbus will have A350 announcements, orders, conversions, launching customers. We could see some orders / conversions to A350-1000's from carriers in the region. EK painted an A380 for the occasion. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/website_633x30...

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by JohanTally
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

It's pretty easy to see this is pretty uniquely an AA problem today. FlightAware reports of cancellations as of 6:07PM EDT: AA 508 WN 85 UA 14 DL 1 Maybe you could rationalize this if a major thunderstorm band were running over DFW (or CLT) all day. Otherwise it's just poor scheduling practices. AA...

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by JohanTally
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8505

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Considering where the airline is headquartered and their low employee vaccination numbers ,it doesn't surprise me. The Jan.6 logo plane is probably in the paint shop as we speak. This airline is a little too 'MAGA' for my taste. Hopefully WN will be able to survive without an elitist client base. M...

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by JohanTally
Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

It is interesting that PHL, NYC and DCA have basically been unaffected. I guess running E7075/CR79 heavy schedules comes in handy sometimes. 10% of the schedule at PHL and JFK cancelled with 15% of the schedule at DCA cancelling. This is less of a percentage than CLT DFW ORD MIA and PHX but definit...

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by JohanTally
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

At CLT AA has closed gate C3 to deal with all of the bags that are stacking up from all the cancellations

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44883

Re: AAnother Meltdown

American Airlines has managed to cancel nearly 500 flights today network wide. I'm at CLT but thankfully flying Delta. Agents are blaming weather but also handing out hotel vouchers. Even if it is weather, if you are moved onto a flight the next day (which I'm sure many people have been), I've alwa...

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 506557

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Another factor for crew availability is if there is a last minute surge of vaccinations requiring days off for pilots.

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 506557

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today/DFW
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Over 150 AA cancellations today at DFW

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today/DFW

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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancellations at DFW
Replies: 11
Views: 1946

Re: AA cancellations at DFW

https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today/DFW
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AA a little over 100 cancellations thus far mostly focused around DFW.


https://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today/DFW

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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 14194

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

I wonder if Qantas will confirm their Sunrise order. They had no worries announcing their group order for the 321XLR at PAS. It was mentioned recently that the order might be placed early 2022 but obviously that could change. The trend unfortunately has been delaying the decisions rather than movin...

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by JohanTally
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 71758

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

hindsight, should Boeing have just re-engined the 747-400? In hind sight, as a passenger, with the introduction of the A380, 787 and A350 higher cabin pressure, any long haul aircraft with 6000 ft cabin pressure will not be able to compete. I have flown both 777 and 787 for long haul and would pay ...

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by JohanTally
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show
Replies: 416
Views: 71758

Re: Boeing tipped to launch 777X freighter at Dubai Air Show

Boeing 777X Freighter may be is something Amazon and its cargo company is looking desperately. It would be very effective for their cargo operation I feel that the 777-300ERSF will be the more likely option because Amazon will need the volume more than the payload. The finalized length of the 777XF...

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by JohanTally
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA134 LAX-LHR diverting to Denver?
Replies: 7
Views: 2892

Re: AA134 LAX-LHR diverting to Denver?

That flight path seems that they needed to get on the ground quick so either mechanical, medical or security.

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by JohanTally
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 35140

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

SWAPA's injunction request to block the vaccine mandate at Southwest was denied today by a federal court in Texas. "Because Southwest is a federal contractor, the Vaccine Policy is required by law,” the judge said." https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/26/southwest-airlines-petition-vacc...

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by JohanTally
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 648
Views: 126904

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

AA seeking to raise $757.8 million from the sale of the notes secured on a portfolio of 21 A321s and 10 E175s. SEC filing: https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/node/40121/html A321-253NX is the NEO? List price in 2018 was US $129.5 million. AA selling at quite a lost here even if they had discounts...

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by JohanTally
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lax oversight by FAA - Watchdog Report
Replies: 34
Views: 5316

Re: AA lax oversight by FAA - Watchdog Report

I am shocked that I may be forced to put Allegiant higher on my "fly" list now than AA... Allegiant is flying an all Airbus A320 family fleet of aircraft including 20 brand new aircraft. All Airbus aircraft have onboard diagnostics much like your automobile and report problems to Allegian...

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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont FAs vote to authorize strike
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Piedmont FAs vote to authorize strike

How many times has the NMB released a union to strike at airlines in the last decade? How many as a fraction of the strike authorization votes? This could go on for years longer. Southwest pilots - pilots - went more than 48 months beyond their amendable date in 2016. Not trying to be pedantic but ...

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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont FAs vote to authorize strike
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Piedmont FAs vote to authorize strike

I'm not sure if this has been shared so feel free to delete if so but on Thursday Oct 21st PT FAs voted in favor of authorizing a strike. Of the 75.6% of FAs that voted it was unanimously for the strike authorization. They are scheduled to meet again in November for contract negotiations but if the ...

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