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Re: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?

Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:15 am

dfwjim1 wrote:
SumChristianus wrote:
Looks like its really about tensions:https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/american-reroutes-asia-flights-to-avoid-russian-airs-447709/
Are they rerouting today as well?
Hope everything will be safe, but I doubt Russia will be that aggressive.

I doudt Russia would be that agressive (and stupid). Shooting down a United States carrier would lead to an armed conflict that would probably eventually go nuclear.

not it won't
every thing won't escalate to nuclear
and if Russia does ban US registered aircraft then yes, if they fly over Russia they are asking for it...
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Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:18 am

jumbojet wrote:
Looks like AA just over reacted. All AA, and to no surprise, DL and UA flights are scheduled to be on time today and will be flying the usual route.

I mean, NATO can easily play tit for tat and say no Russian aircraft are allowed to overfly Great Britain and France and if they really want to make a point, the U.S.A. Definitely an overreaction by AA.

AA is more of a Target
than DL and UA anyway

it might not makes sense to the average American
but attacking an "American Airlines" aircraft with the obvious "Red White and Blue stripes"
will mean a lot more than taking down Delta or United.... to the Asian/Middle East/Eastern Europe population anyway
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Re: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?

Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:55 am

Pardon the ignorance, but the airline pays the overflight fees, correct? if that is so, then do airlines negotiate different fees? In other words, maybe either American began to reroute in preparation for fees they aren't willing to pay or as a sort of "protest" to basically say, if you try to get that much out of me I'll walk (figuratively)

but then again, Have no idea how overflight fees are negotiated or paid.
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