I believe RDU has 53 flights a day. Of that, 30 are mainline. RDU-LHR/DFW/MIA/LAX are solely mainline, RDU-PHL/ORD/CLT see a mix of mainline and eagle equipment, and RDU-JFK/DCA/LGA/PIT are solely eagle. RDU-CUN also is mainline, but it only operates on Saturdays.Jump to post
That explains why when I was looking for SEA-HKG flights an hour ago the flights were there one second, and then gone one second after. They must have been doing horrible...I just saw a nonstop for only $338 next Winter. SEA has very small ties to HKG when compared to YVR and SFO. IMO, I doubt that ...Jump to post
They keep talking about a ULH destination...I wonder if SIN-IAD has a shot.Jump to post
B6-BOS-CLT to 3 daily..... much needed! Glad to see it! I wonder if this is somehow tied to the opening of the new concourse this summer. WN will be announcing their new schedule release within the next week, so it’ll be interesting if they uptick a few frequencies at CLT as well. I think B6 and WN...Jump to post
They also did LAX-FRA until 2000/2001 with a 744.Jump to post
IIRC, DL tried SLC-BDL a few years back when they tried to build up BDL. They also flew BDL-LAS during this time.Jump to post
I’ve heard CLT may happen-but not until they receive their 321s.Jump to post
Am I correct in saying that PHL will therefore only have 4 European Carriers: Lufthansa, Icelandair, British Airways and Aer Lingus? If so, that seems really strange. Swissair used to operate ZRH-BOS-PHL until the late 1990s I believe. AF flew PHL-CDG with a 763/332/343 until a couple of years back...Jump to post
Sad that its the same crummy options that have been offered for years. I'd be fine with BOB if the food was actually decent. I remember when BOB was first introduced, airlines claimed that the food would be of a higher-quality, served restaurant style. Compare the above options with the ones US had ...Jump to post
USAirALB hits the nail on the head, mostly. Pre-HP, USAirways did a huge push into the Caribbean. The A319/A320 fleet was to be the mainstay, and all were certified EOW. I think at one point US even served more destinations in the Caribbean & Central America than AA did with mainline planes (no...Jump to post
Great, thanks for writing that USAirALB. Guess some of my memory isn't shot yet. In the Sully movie, we can see a US A320 with the rafts deployed and the vests in use. (Of course, this equipment was not required over land, but it came in handy). As noted, the A319 EOW fleet has a bit of a separate ...Jump to post
IIRC about half legacy US Airways A319 are EOW. All legacy US Airways A320 are EOW. Legacy America West A319,A320 not. This could be totally wrong though. Not sure about their ETOPS Hawaii Airbus situation. That is correct. All legacy-US Airways aircraft are equipped with life vests. Additionally, ...Jump to post
And don't you think a British Airways Boeing 777 would look even more out of place at RDU :-) AA have been flying RDU LGW/LHR daily for over twenty five years so why would they bother letting British Airways take over the route what would be the point of that! There's a very strong argument along t...Jump to post
This has been discussed many times. BA served the city between 1994 and 2002. Between 1994 and 1998, the flights were operated in coperation with US, using a US 762 painted in BA colors, with US crews in full BA uniforms, delivering BA onboard service. From 1998 to October 2001, BA operated the flig...Jump to post
Back in the early 2000s, when US made a big push to increase their presence in the Caribbean, they attempted CLT-LRM/KIN, both of which were discontinued. CLT-GUA was discontinued back in 2008 or so. I recall there were several issues at FIS in CLT regarding the flight as well. US also attempted CLT...Jump to post
I don’t think they were allowed to based on the longstanding AC-UA JV. US never did add much value to Star in my opinion. Maybe more in Europe though. Maybe, but US had a pretty good relationship with LH/SQ so to say. There was talk before the AA merger of US wanting into the *A TATL JV. You could ...Jump to post
What's interesting is that pre-HP merger, I believe the entire US fleet had power ports in each plane. I don't recall them being at EVERY seat, but I think every seat set had them. Pre-HP merger, each seat (in every cabin) had a power-port in the arm-rest of all A319/320/321/333s. Mind you it was j...Jump to post
Congrats to MCI!!
Hopefully CLT will get KEF service soon.
I've only flown AS three times- FAI-SEA, SEA-EWR, and PDX-PHX. My most recent AS flight was the PDX-PHX leg back in March 2016. I was seated in Y, and I found the service to be very impressive. Immediately after take-off the crew did a beverage run with BOB and snack mix. They then cleared the cabin...Jump to post
CLT is an strong hub for AA now, but it did sadly get a few international cuts. In Europe, MAN, BRU, and LIS were cut short. BCN is still operated I believe. Otherwise, LGW was cut but LHR is now operated twice daily which is much better. GRU and GIG were both cut as well. MAN, BRU, and LIS were no...Jump to post
I believe at its peak CVG was around 595-600 daily departures. CLT has since surpassed that. In addition, traffic at the hub was largely RJ traffic. Looking at some data from departedflights.com, in 2004, only 162 out of 595 departures were on mainline aircraft. CLT has a much higher mainline to reg...Jump to post
1) Isn’t March pretty early for CLT-CDG? I haven’t seen it that early IIRC. Maybe they’re trying to expand its season with lower frequency. US formerly did CLT-CDG year round, thrice weekly in the winter from around 2010 to 2012 or so. With AA being stronger in CDG now I’ve wondering if they could ...Jump to post
The amount of nostalgia for L-AA that some people express amuses me; flying AA back in 2006 must have been akin to flying SQ today! In the back of the cabin, they were exactly the same. I will say though that AA provided a greater quality and quantity of food on their flights, but in essence, it was...Jump to post
PWM-CLT has seen mainline for years now.
CLT-MHT now has mainline seasonally, but IIRC I’m pretty sure the route had mainline service years ago.
I'm glad to see that CLT-BTV is doing well-especially considering that many on here assumed the route would be a failure.
The best thing that IAD has going for it IMHO is the very nice Concourse A/B area. The TK lounge is quite possibly one of the nicest domestic lounges in the USA. One of things that has long interested me is that the IAD hub (domestically speaking) has long been a low-frequency, regional operation. F...Jump to post
Hmm the Y seats look very narrow.
I wonder if these are designed to be able to fit into a 10 across on a 777. They look similar to the KLM Y seats.
SQ says in its inflight magazine that on sectors to the US, only those 21+ will be served alcohol. But I was served underage when I flew them when I was under 21. I'm 24 and look rather young, yet the only two places in the US that continuously card me are Publix, the local liquor stores, and Trader...Jump to post
Did the aircraft receive any other upgrades or just the Premium Economy fitting? The seats in these planes lack adjustable headrests in Y. The IFE could use an update as well. While the ex2 system works fine, US didn’t install remote controls in Y, and the touch screens are horribly unresponsive. Fo...Jump to post
BA served CLT from 1994-2002. The first couple years the flight was jointly operated by BA and US with a 762 painted in BA colors with a US crew in BA uniform providing the full BA service. The US/BA partnership soured in 1996 and BA began their own service soon after. Initially the flight operated ...Jump to post
I don't understand US carriers obsession with leather (more specifically, pleather ) seating in YCL on long-haul. If it surely provided a remarkable "cost-benefit" over cloth seating, then all other global carriers would likely adopt it. But other than long-haul LCCs (like Air Asia and Nor...Jump to post