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by USAirALB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3466

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

Has it been determined as to whether Y on the 787 product will feature complimentary catering or will it be BOB?

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by USAirALB
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9220

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

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.

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by USAirALB
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24610

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4794

Re: Spirit announces GSO

I can't speak for the RDU area, but many of CLT's northern suburbs are roughly equidistant in drive time between CLT and GSO once you factor in traffic.

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by USAirALB
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8719

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

AA and UA both had that configuration on their 777s until the most recent refurbishment. DL did as well, but they swapped out their seats earlier around 2005 or so.

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by USAirALB
Wed May 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22166

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

They keep talking about a ULH destination...I wonder if SIN-IAD has a shot.

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by USAirALB
Sun May 27, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX
Replies: 45
Views: 7289

Re: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX

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...

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by USAirALB
Fri May 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19319

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

It isn’t unique to UA.

I saw an AA a year back wearing an old blanket around her body (like a shawl) while serving F and one of the YCL FAs had his lip and nose pierced, and he was serving food. I thought that was against food safety policies.

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by USAirALB
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 8836

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

They also did LAX-FRA until 2000/2001 with a 744.

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by USAirALB
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?
Replies: 19
Views: 3367

Re: What’s is Deltas farthest east US route from SLC to a non-hub/ focus city?

IIRC, DL tried SLC-BDL a few years back when they tried to build up BDL. They also flew BDL-LAS during this time.

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by USAirALB
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7876

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

I do wonder what the effect will be on CLT-MEX.

I believe the flight is a daily A319 year round although it may not operate daily during certain times.

The flight is sometimes flown double daily during holiday and peak periods.

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by USAirALB
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 11541

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

Even though the actual flight distance is nowhere near ultra-long haul, US West Coast to Hawaii flights are relatively lonely.

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by USAirALB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many routes has B6 run a competitor off?
Replies: 12
Views: 1942

Re: How many routes has B6 run a competitor off?

727LOVER wrote:

I think ATL-LGB and ATL-OAK are the only routes that B6 has been run off...I could be wrong.


US ran B6 off CLT-FLL.

US price-matched their CLT-FLL that departed at nearly the same time as the B6 FLL flight.

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by USAirALB
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10146

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

I’ve heard CLT may happen-but not until they receive their 321s.

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by USAirALB
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB
Replies: 33
Views: 7766

Re: Confirmed: Aer Lingus Add PHL-DUB

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...

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by USAirALB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: Destination Tomorrow
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: Delta: Destination Tomorrow

Whoa.

Such a kind and inspirational lady with a geat message-not just in the airline industry, but in life. She seems like such an amazing person to fly with...if only all FAs at the US3 had her heart.

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by USAirALB
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 2958

Re: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

An A319-O is an L-AA A319, I believe. I could be wrong, though.

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by USAirALB
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Testing Buy-On-Board Pre-Orders in Y This Month
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: American Testing Buy-On-Board Pre-Orders in Y This Month

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6640

Re: AA 319 EOW

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 12), "Before US had the Airbii in the fleet . . ." Just out of curiosity, where did you come up with the word, "Airbii?" Neither the word "airbii" nor "bii" are in the English language dictionary. I have been flying or working around A...

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by USAirALB
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6640

Re: AA 319 EOW

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6640

Re: AA 319 EOW

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6640

Re: AA 319 EOW

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, ...

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by USAirALB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 6020

Re: BA to CLT?

Somewhat off topic-why does the AF/KL/DL JV seem to “flip-flop” routes between carriers more so than the AA/BA/AY/IB JV?

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by USAirALB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 6020

Re: BA to CLT?

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...

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by USAirALB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 6020

Re: BA to CLT?

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...

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by USAirALB
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA customer relations say fly Southwest !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2451

Re: AA customer relations say fly Southwest !!!

Why should all Australians be given TSA precheck??

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by USAirALB
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9126

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

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...

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by USAirALB
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9126

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

US used to do CLT-EGE years back with an 752.

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by USAirALB
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways & Air Canada Why no codeshare back in the day
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: US Airways & Air Canada Why no codeshare back in the day

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17824

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

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...

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by USAirALB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5761

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

So this summer are MUC-YUL/CLT the only North American routes from Munich flown with the A333?

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by USAirALB
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11934

Re: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI

Congrats to MCI!!

Hopefully CLT will get KEF service soon.

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by USAirALB
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20768

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

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...

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by USAirALB
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9361

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

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...

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by USAirALB
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?
Replies: 67
Views: 9361

Re: AA CLT hub today vs DL CVG hub at the peak?

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...

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by USAirALB
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no AA at ECP?
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Re: Why no AA at ECP?

US did CLT-ECP at one point or another in the late 1990s/early 2000s. I'm surprised that it really never stuck around, given they serve almost every other commercial airport in Florida from CLT.

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by USAirALB
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 17422

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

panam330 wrote:
Also, a missed route here is CLT-ACK. E75 service by YX, starts 6/23.

CLT-ACK
1610 dep-1820 arr

ACK-CLT
1305 dep-1525 arr

How bizarre. AA doesn't even do PHL-ACK IIRC.

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by USAirALB
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19704

Re: United ending Xian

I feel like UA could make SFO-CAN work.

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by USAirALB
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 104
Views: 19821

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6822

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

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...

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by USAirALB
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7814

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

Why does AS seem to avoid running red eyes to the East Coast?

A red eye SEA-XXX and then a XXX-SEA am departure would be perfect for connections.

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by USAirALB
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue what's in a name & alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 1862

Re: jetBlue what's in a name & alternatives

Taxi was a serious contender. The airline was rumored to have yellow-painted planes.

But IIRC, the name was quickly dropped when an investor threatened to pull out if the name wasn't changed.

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by USAirALB
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA trial of mainline in New England
Replies: 23
Views: 5281

Re: AA trial of mainline in New England

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.

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by USAirALB
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 11835

Re: United's future at Dulles

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 12225

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

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.

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by USAirALB
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 8722

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

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...

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by USAirALB
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Growth
Replies: 47
Views: 8597

Re: AA ORD Growth

ALB also goes from CR7s to E75s.

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by USAirALB
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats
Replies: 25
Views: 10996

Re: American up retrofit the A330-200s with Main Cabin Extra seats

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...

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by USAirALB
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4893

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

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 ...

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by USAirALB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12757

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

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...

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