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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: 1248

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: 1248

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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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1858
Views: 322646

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Without any other options as far as nose or tail loading large freighters Cargolux will have to start looking for what's next. They probably have enough aircraft available for the specialized missions that nose and tail loaders provide.

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by JohanTally
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

These are the ones largely held up due to the manufacturing issues Boeing/FAA flagged? Boeing hasn't been able to deliver any 787s in quite some time and has roughly 150 undelivered frames stored. This includes 10 AA frames that are fully assembled and a few more undergoing final assembly. I live n...

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by JohanTally
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

On today's SOTA call it was mentioned that additional international destinations will not be announce until Jan as they get a better handle on the 13 787 past due deliveries from Boeing. They don't want to make an announcement and then have to pull it or delay it. These are the ones largely held up...

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by JohanTally
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 3rd Qrt Profit
Replies: 41
Views: 5942

Re: United Airlines 3rd Qrt Profit

rjbesikof wrote:
Just a quick thought which is longer EWR-SIN or DEN-SIN?

SIN is 2850nm further than the furthest destination flown from DEN which is NRT. I don't believe UA has any aircraft capable of that route and I'm not sure if A or B currently sell one either.

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by JohanTally
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I disagree. I am an AA flyer and hold status with them. I've flown DL on two different occasions this year, and I flew them a couple times back in 2018. While legroom was the same as on AA, on all occasions I found the seats on DL to have significantly more padding...they just seemed to be more com...

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by JohanTally
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I disagree. I am an AA flyer and hold status with them. I've flown DL on two different occasions this year, and I flew them a couple times back in 2018. While legroom was the same as on AA, on all occasions I found the seats on DL to have significantly more padding...they just seemed to be more com...

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by JohanTally
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 14299

Re: Dubai Air Show Thread 2021

https://mobile.twitter.com/jonostrower/ ... 79014?s=21
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This was shared by Opus99 in the 777X testing thread but I thought it would be good to have it here as well. The 777X is going to the Dubai Air Show and in the video looks to be practicing it's routine for the show.

https://mobile.twitter.com/jonostrower/ ... 79014?s=21

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by JohanTally
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 456
Views: 85598

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

https://www.reuters.com/article/airasia-x-restructuring/malaysias-airasia-x-proposes-paying-0-5-of-8-1-bln-debt-owed-to-creditors-document-idUSL4N2RD04Q "Half of the total liability is the cost of terminating airplane orders from its largest creditor Airbus SE for 78 A330neo widebodies and 30 ...

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 198559

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

Opus99 wrote:
Why does it need new engines?

Maybe they are installing production spec engines vs initial flight testing engines. I'm not sure how much hardware changes have been made over the last 18 months.

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by JohanTally
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2899

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

I have personally seen numerous mobility devices damaged due to just the clearance issues when loading and unloading on CR7/9s. The #1 engine is right smack in the path of the wheelchair also while handling these our beltloaders are at about a 30 degree angle making it extremely dangerous. While we ...

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by JohanTally
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021
Replies: 891
Views: 198559

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2021

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE3 ... /KVCV/KVCV

Is this aircraft configured with a simulated full passenger cabin and cargo hold for the cruise performance testing?
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Opus99 wrote:
N779XY going on a 16hr flight today

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE3 ... /KVCV/KVCV

Is this aircraft configured with a simulated full passenger cabin and cargo hold for the cruise performance testing?

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by JohanTally
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 210070

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

So does the a350 in those conditions need more paint/skin maintenance than other aircraft? Not that I am aware of, and if we look back how this was discovered it was during a normal repaint. Do we know what area of the A350 this is happening? It references high aerodynamic load areas would that be ...

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by JohanTally
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian 777X or A350-1000 Deal Nears
Replies: 53
Views: 12133

Re: Ethiopian 777X or A350-1000 Deal Nears

Just saw this headline, looks like there's been some kind of "strategic MoU" signed with Boeing today to "Position Ethiopia as Africa’s Aviation Hub"... some very vague language in the article that makes it seem such that this might be Boeing's to win. https://www.aviationpros.c...

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by JohanTally
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 35291

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

News today is the United Airlines has reached 99% employee vaccination rate. This does NOT say 99% vaccinated! It is NOT the case that 99% are vaccinated! Thank you! I was wondering if anyone would challenge this claim. 99% seems virtually impossible. Please tell us how many claimed the exemption, ...

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by JohanTally
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?
Replies: 24
Views: 6608

Re: Can a person tell the difference between A321neo, LR and XLR just by looking from outside?

Yes, just read the small Airbus logo near the back of the plane. Would the sticker be that specific? Not just A321neo? Some airlines may opt for markings on the aircraft indicating XLR but nothing visible initially outside of the flaps. In some situations airlines have put identifiers on aircraft i...

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian 777X or A350-1000 Deal Nears
Replies: 53
Views: 12133

Re: Ethiopian 777X or A350-1000 Deal Nears

Too many unknowns regarding the 779 to speculate. Well this was posted in the 777X testing thread by Opus99 that it is undergoing cruise performance testing at VCV currently. A lot of the unknowns should be answered with these tests. I haven't noticed anything regarding an appearance at the Dubai A...

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by JohanTally
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 302
Views: 35291

Re: American Airlines will terminate unvaccinated US-based staff

AirDO wrote:
Will DL and others follow suit as well after AA and UA?

As stated in the AA memo this is because they have government contracts which I'm sure DL would be in the same boat.

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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR making a U-turn and will reactivate 5 A380s in November
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

QR making a U-turn and will reactivate 5 A380s in November

QR plans to return five A380s to service in November with the option of flying all ten. Their ongoing issues with the A350 are cited as being a factor. Hopefully they will all be active during the upcoming World Cup in late 2022. https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/09/29/qatar-airways-backtracks-on-a380-w...

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by JohanTally
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus goes legal as Qatar Airways jet row escalates
Replies: 1232
Views: 210070

Re: Qatar Airways has grounded 13 A350’s at the request of the Qatar Aviation regulator

https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/09/29/qat ... 50-issues/
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QR plans to return 5 A380s to service in November also leaving door open for activating all 10. They reference their ongoing issues with the A350 as factor in this decision.

https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/09/29/qat ... 50-issues/

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by JohanTally
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 98722

Re: Emirates orders 777-300ERSF

16-20 scrapped? There's only 1 ever scrapped iirc. Maybe you mean 16-20 retired by airlines or you mean 20 planes of 777 family have been scrapped I mean the latter, most of Jet Airways's 9 B77W are heading for scrappers, three are done for, more due soon due to years of improper storage. ANA have ...

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by JohanTally
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov't Charter Flights To Haiti
Replies: 15
Views: 3593

Re: Gov't Charter Flights To Haiti

How do Haitians get from PAP to South Texas? It sounds like there was a large migration after the 2010 Earthquake which resulted in tens of thousands of Haitians in South America and have recently made the trek North to the US Southern Border. https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-08-11/the-silent-ex...

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by JohanTally
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 24097

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

Is the Max 9 less likely with the engines further forward or do they still employ the tail stand?

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by JohanTally
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 86718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

What percentage of the AA 321 fleet have received the Kodiak refit? Is there a certain subgroup that is prioritized such as LAA or LUS older or newer frames etc?

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by JohanTally
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi time at CLT
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Taxi time at CLT

Departure runway assignment is based on initial direction of flight, not parking location. One thing AA could do but hasn't is they could prioritize the E concourse OH MQ and PT flights on routes primarily East of CLT. Then use YX on routes West of the airport because accessing C is much easier fro...

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by JohanTally
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 24269

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

Personally, I think this is the end of the road for the A330. While it is a great plane and served AB very well, something based around the A350 lineup will probably be more cost effective and practical in the long run. I have doubts around a A330NF, or a MRTT based on the 350F. At this point, ther...

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by JohanTally
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airplane Air Circulation Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Airplane Air Circulation Questions

Engine bleed air, APUs and Ground Air all pull in fresh air and should have it all cycled through in about 2 to 5 minutes.

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by JohanTally
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PT reach tentative agreement with pilots
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: PT reach tentative agreement with pilots

It’s PI for Piedmont, not PT. PI was the old Legacy Piedmont that ceased to exist in 1989 however PT is the current IATA code for the regional airline Piedmont Airlines that is wholly owned by American Airlines. Internally we frequently use EN which was on a lot of old DH3 tail numbers. Old employe...

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by JohanTally
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PT reach tentative agreement with pilots
Replies: 2
Views: 687

PT reach tentative agreement with pilots

Not sure if this has been shared but ALPA and PT have reached a tentative agreement with significant bonuses and raises for a regional carrier. Also a retention program for pilots who utilize the flow through system from PT to AA. From View From The Wing A $30,000 retention bonus paid in November to...

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by JohanTally
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 53
Views: 9956

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

Would you bulk load through the catering door on the FO side and also the cargo door underneath the #1 engine? It seems like you would avoid the passenger door with the built in stairs but it's also the largest opening. Using the belt loader like our friend wjcandee described would avoid the stairs...

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by JohanTally
Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 53
Views: 9956

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

Would you bulk load through the catering door on the FO side and also the cargo door underneath the #1 engine? It seems like you would avoid the passenger door with the built in stairs but it's also the largest opening.

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by JohanTally
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE to retire A380 in the next 5 years, 747-8 within 10 years
Replies: 123
Views: 22767

KE to retire A380 in the next 5 years, 747-8 within 10 years

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... retirement
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Korean Air has announced the retirement of all the 748 and 380s including the Asiana frames they are acquiring, this phase out will happen over the next 5 years.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... retirement

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by JohanTally
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

sorry if this is stupid question, does anyone think the XLR could let AA do long-haul out of AUS? maybe to CDG, GRU, MAD? or maybe have flights to Europe from PIT again? :banghead: I think over 4350nm is going to be a stretch for the XLR. AUS could get possibly get a XLR needed route but not more t...

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by JohanTally
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 11756

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

I’ve worked twenty MAX 8 flights so far this year and not a single passenger has said a word about it. The news cycle is so rapid these days. Besides, it an awesome plane! ... till you gotta go to the bathroom ... When was the last time you were in an aircraft lav and wanted to spend extra time in ...

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by JohanTally
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 29
Views: 6769

Re: CLT concourse E

I think the general idea is to move all Eagle flights off C, leaving C to mainline. I'm not sure if mainline handles the Eagle flights on C or if its mainline, but if they are handled by Piedmont, I am sure it would be logistically easier to have all ops under one concourse. E is bad, yes, although...

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by JohanTally
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 86718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

AA did retrofit the 320s They did not retrofit the 320s. The 320s got in-seat power and new seat covers in both cabins but that's it. They are still flying around with the same pre-merger seats, some of which date to around 2000 (many still have the old EmPower ports and IFE controls in the arm res...

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by JohanTally
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 86718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

With AA having more than 140 A320 Series aircraft over 20 years old when will there be a noticeable retirement effort for the older tranches of aircraft? Why? AA wouldn't gain anything in fleet/parts/crew/schedulng simplification. Do you somehow think they have a hundred too many narrowbody mainlin...

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by JohanTally
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crj550
Replies: 13
Views: 3400

Re: Crj550

bigb wrote:
Think of the CRJ-550 as a conversion like a 767 pax bird being converted to a freighter.

Not a great comparison because this is just a reconfigured cabin with new documentation that limits seating to 50 pax. No structural work is needed AFAIK

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by JohanTally
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 16 more E175
Replies: 23
Views: 4989

Re: Skywest orders 16 more E175

MohawkWeekend wrote:
What is effective operational life of the stretched CRJ's?

I have heard the smaller CRJs have a shorter life expectancy with a design issue involving the wing but the CR7/9 have the ability to operate well into their twenties.

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by JohanTally
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 86718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

With AA having more than 140 A320 Series aircraft over 20 years old when will there be a noticeable retirement effort for the older tranches of aircraft? The A320 will likely go first but will AA keep 319/321s beyond 24-25 years?

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by JohanTally
Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 156
Views: 46718

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

Apparently ZBJB is going to get scrapped. Must have had quite a bang coming down on it's nose then. Any BA insiders confirm ? If that's the case what a monumental accident. How much would it have costed to retrofit the wrong hole with the plug instead they might be writing off a 787. Currently it s...

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by JohanTally
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse E
Replies: 29
Views: 6769

Re: CLT concourse E

will they add bridges to any other gates on concourse e? e5a to e9 and e29 do not have them. Every gate is supposed to have a jet bridge once completed. E4 and E5 have a makeshift jet bridge that is ultimately a long walkway with plexiglass windows and a roof. I'm not sure the long term plan on tho...

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by JohanTally
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Something interesting Vasu said just last week was that many widebody routes only make money during peak travel. And that the have been surprised how well some of these nontraditional widebody routes have worked during covid. I expect a much more flexible/hybrid international schedule in the future...

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by JohanTally
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I bet it doesn't come back at all. Returning first week of April is missing almost 90% of the Spring break season... Easter in 2022 is April 17. The first week of April picks up quite a bit of spring break traffic. is While that may be the case, most of the school systems in NW Ohio are on break la...

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by JohanTally
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I noticed CMI-CLT is also gone but back in April. It looks like currently they are operated on Piedmont E140s. Are they retiring that aircraft? Is that a possibility why these flights are gone for a while? I haven't heard any news on PT retiring aircraft but a lot of their fleet is 20 years old. If...

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by JohanTally
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle E170 in retro paint job
Replies: 42
Views: 8354

Re: American Eagle E170 in older paint job

I think it's a retro paint job and not necessarily true to the exact plane that carried that paint job. AA Mainline has a lot of retro paint jobs. Most AA retro schemes are on aircraft that never wore the colors originally... The Allegheny, Piedmont, and PSA 319s, the Reno Air, AirCal, and TWA 738s...

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by JohanTally
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 86718

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

I understand not wanting to feel left behind, but honestly, don’t most people these days have a device phone or otherwise, that can stream entertainment just fine? Sure, I love the map, but I’m ok without that (heck, you could give access to that on aainflight if you really wanted to). I question m...

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by JohanTally
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507870

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

AA adding GRB-DFW nonstop service might be a possibility if the demand is there. There are also some Midwestern markets smaller than GRB that already have nonstop service to DFW on AA. There are some other Midwestern destinations that AA could add nonstop service to out of DFW such as CAK, DBQ, FNT...

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by JohanTally
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 30150

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

I wonder if these might be some D7 whitetails with the quick deliveries

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