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by mikejepp
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I wonder if any of those flights could be shifted towards east coast hubs. Not a single AA east coast hub (JFK, PHL, CLT, MIA) has service to Asia. DFW and LAX seem pretty far out of the way for a large chunk of the country's population for a trip to Asia. s. Imho, you're looking at it the wrong wa...

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by mikejepp
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I wonder if any of those flights could be shifted towards east coast hubs. Not a single AA east coast hub (JFK, PHL, CLT, MIA) has service to Asia. DFW and LAX seem pretty far out of the way for a large chunk of the country's population for a trip to Asia. PHL seems to make the most sense but CLT, w...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainland - Kalaeloa, HI service potential?
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: Mainland - Kalaeloa, HI service potential?

I would say no without airport improvements. 1. The field has no ILS and precision markings only on one runway. 2. The field only has listed max weights for the 6000 ft. runway and those weights are very borderline for a fully loaded 737-800. So for it to be considered, the 8000 ft. runway would ha...

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainland - Kalaeloa, HI service potential?
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Mainland - Kalaeloa, HI service potential?

Is there any possibility of service from the mainland to Kalaeloa Airport (JRF) in Hawaii? With Southwest about to enter the market and, from what I know, HNL being quite busy... it seems like it'd be a good secondary airport for Oahu.

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by mikejepp
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4785

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Glad to see Spirit in here. Will be interesting to see how Allegiant reacts. I bet they just pull out and surrender to Spirit with Concord being as close as it is to GSO. And that may ultimately be GSO's angle too. Allegiant served GSO like a Charter airline since Skybus came in. If this works, the...

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by mikejepp
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 51
Views: 4785

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Hopefully this will spur traffic growth at GSO. Last time I was there, it was a ghost town...

Anyone know what the current and historical peak annual passenger counts for GSO are?

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by mikejepp
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3448

Re: Shape of fuselage

Yes, the A380 has a very fat 8-shaped cross section. But again, it doesn't have corners like a square would - does it? Further, corners - whether they're made from metal or composites - are still heavier than a curved panel. And what do crosswinds have to do with your argument? I'm not talking abou...

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by mikejepp
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4150

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

How about a passenger terminal at Andrews AFB?

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by mikejepp
Wed May 30, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11484

Re: New NYC airport

How about a mega airport in Central NJ, near McGuire AFB. Something like DEN with the full ~12 runway and 5 concourse build out. Replace/close JFK, EWR, LGA, PHL, TTN. Connect it to downtowns and transportation hubs in NYC and Philly with frequent (every 10-15 mins) high speed rail. It could be just...

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by mikejepp
Mon May 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10863

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Aren't those destinations a bit like Hawaii - all vacation and no/little business? I can't imagine a large business demand hence I can't imagine airlines scrambling to serve these routes. Follow the money.... As far as I know, yes.... but seeing as how they are closer to the eastern US than Hawaii ...

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by mikejepp
Mon May 28, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10863

Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

There are a large number of islands, some with multi-million passenger counts, in the eastern Atlantic, but none has any service from the US3. Why is this? The Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, etc are all easily within reach from the US east coast with a 757 or even ETOPS 737/320.... DL/UA on EWR...

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by mikejepp
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 22
Views: 3067

Re: CLT concourse A

Is AA getting any concourse-A gates?

When will this new concourse open?

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by mikejepp
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How large could DL grow at JFK?
Replies: 43
Views: 5017

Re: How large could DL grow at JFK?

How about a high speed tram, post-security, linking the LGA and JFK terminals?

This would allow DL to treat LGA/JFK as one airport for connections. Would be expensive but also create a super-hub.

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by mikejepp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 91
Views: 5525

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

I can't believe y'all talking about twin-jet subsonic airliners when there are things like this out there...

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by mikejepp
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: New Programs to Combat US Pilot Shortage

Pay at the regionals isn't the problem, its how much initial flight training costs and the fact that after you drop all that money you only have 200-250 hours of flight time (well short of the 1500 required to go to the airlines). Your only real option to get the remaining 1300 hours is to work as ...

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by mikejepp
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18188

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

However, a doctor on board saying divert should over rule a doctor on the ground saying carry on, sure AA will pass the buck here to the inflight medical service they use, but, come on, common sense says get this woman off the plane. We don't know enough about the doctor on board. Maybe he or she w...

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by mikejepp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.
Replies: 68
Views: 14366

Re: EK 380 pilots running out of flying hours.

This is what happens when airline management spends 10-20 years destroying the profession with RJs and taking advantage of all the people who wanted to be pilots. Word gets out that it isn't worth it taking on $100k+ of debt to fight for a job where you make $20k a year and are treated like you're d...

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by mikejepp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyBus Jet Cargo DC-8 Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Re: SkyBus Jet Cargo DC-8 Fleet

If you fly a plane once a week, it is entirely possible that getting it for a purchase price of (essentially) free vastly outweighs the additional fuel it burns. As long as you can logistically do it (get the airplane legally airworthy, train a crew, and find the parts you need).. there are business...

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by mikejepp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5265

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

DET is only 264 acres. MDW is 650 acres. Even SNA is just over 500 acres. There’s simply no business case here. High cost, low reward. The airport is NOT a business it's a public facility. And thats why the airport (a public facility) still exists and yet airlines (a business) don't fly there. Ther...

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by mikejepp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5265

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

What about YIP?

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8397

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

What about SJU also?

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 11289

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

How much of this freight can be moved with traditional (ie: 744F, 772F) freighters?

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5265

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

As most everyone knows, the major issue is with the runways in that there are cemeteries on both sides of the longer (but way too short) N-S runway which prevents expansion, and the E-W runway is even shorter yet. Even if the airport was destined just for corporate/general aviation (which I would a...

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by mikejepp
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Fedex LAX

There are no projects that call for its removal. Facility and adjacent office building(former Flying Tigers HQ) should be around for quite some time. Longer term, however, I'd expect FX to close it and move work to lower cost location. If anything, LAWA will be building another hangar facility on W...

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74365

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Today's 8K shows that the A330-300 will be sticking around to at least 2021 and B767-300 retirement accelerated, with only 5 frames remaining at YE2020. Looks like a planning change has been made to use new 787 deliveries to park the 763s quickly. Also, MD-80 and E-190 fleets still being retired in ...

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by mikejepp
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 314
Views: 39797

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

I think what it comes down to is..... if you have a market that 1) Is out of the range of an A321LR 2) Cannot support a B787-8 .... Its probably not worth serving. Theres long and thin and then theres too long and too thin. All the markets that are 4000nm+ apart with less than a 200 pax demand every...

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by mikejepp
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74365

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Assuming AA management's primary goal is fleet simplification, which is sure seems like it is, is it possible that long term the AA fleet could consist solely of A320, B737, B787? The 77W would be last to go, but AA could probably get by having 787s as the only widebody. Especially with the (surely)...

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by mikejepp
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74365

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

On a related notes, the AA fleet Wikipedia page lists 10 A319 orders. I haven’t heard about this. Has something official been announced?

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by mikejepp
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74365

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Maybe 787-9s or 787-10s to use as 777-200 replacements? AA currently has exactly 47 772s, and they’re starting to hit 20 years old. Last week it was reported than an order may be forthcoming: https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/03/25/american-airlines-boeing-787-dreamliner-order-a330.html...

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by mikejepp
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74365

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

This will make AA have the world's largest 787 fleet, correct?

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by mikejepp
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74365

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Maybe 787-9s or 787-10s to use as 777-200 replacements? AA currently has exactly 47 772s, and they’re starting to hit 20 years old. Last week it was reported than an order may be forthcoming: https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/03/25/american-airlines-boeing-787-dreamliner-order-a330.html...

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by mikejepp
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2401

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

What about British Airways?

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by mikejepp
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2401

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

Aren't all of the gates already spoken for?

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by mikejepp
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 91
Views: 27280

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

If I got into a tough situation in an airliner, I'd want it to be one with the latest in flight envelope protection ... ability to self-report maintenance problems.... Really? Flight envelope protection? Self-report maintenance problems? (So...it can report to the ground while it's being torn apart...

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by mikejepp
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at Fairbanks
Replies: 11
Views: 2464

Re: United at Fairbanks

Makes sense to me. FAI is served well from the west coast (between ANC and SEA, having 1-stop options to most large and medium cities) but not nearly as many flights from the eastern half of the country. The eastern half of the country also happens to be where most people in the US live and where th...

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by mikejepp
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24988

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

This seems like the ideal plane for AA to switch their (apparently unwanted) A350 orders to. They already have a sizable A330 fleet and they have a large, and aging, 777-200ER fleet that will need replacing in the coming years. Maybe they've been waiting for this to announce what they're doing with ...

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by mikejepp
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24988

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

When was the last time there was a prototype of an airline variant built and in testing without any outstanding orders?

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by mikejepp
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17434

AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

American's CEO said there is a list of 7 things that the airline is not planning on doing, no matter if times are good or bad. Included are: 1. Expanding service to markets that don’t touch a hub. 2. New hubs. 3. Large aircraft order, not primarily for replacement. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedre...

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by mikejepp
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25804

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I noticed that AA will going to 1x 737 and 1x 321 on LAX-DCA and keeping 2x 737 DCA-LAX. Why would they only go with one 321 going east and not have one going back west? It balances out across hubs. Looking at 5/21 as an example (and only looking at 738, 321, and 32B aircraft types for simplificati...

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by mikejepp
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Most of a US aircraft type at which base?
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Most of a US aircraft type at which base?

Which US military bases have the most of each type at them? Is there any way to easily access how many of each type are based at a particular base?

For example (making this up).... Seymore Johnson AFB has the most F-15Es, with 64 of them.

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by mikejepp
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 46
Views: 8030

Re: Batik Air to convert entire A321neo order to A321LR

FA9295 wrote:
Unless they legitimately need the A321LR version for flying extra miles, this is a complete waste of money.


You also get ~7,000lbs increase in weight. Even if you're not using the range, that gives you more passengers, more cargo, heavier interiors, etc.

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by mikejepp
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Temporary (construction) runways
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Temporary (construction) runways

I've noticed some airports that only have one runway will build an entirely new, temporary, runway to use while their main runway is under long term construction. Examples being XNA and AVL. I'm sure there are others... anyone know of any? Once the main runways are reconstructed, are these temporary...

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by mikejepp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus naming scheme
Replies: 23
Views: 2551

Re: Airbus naming scheme

I don't understand why the A320/21-100 to -200 was such a minor change, but A320neo series are still -200. You'd think the changes with the neo would warrant going to -300s. The NEO is literally an A320 with different engines, makes sense to only change the engine identifier. Yes, but there have be...

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by mikejepp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus naming scheme
Replies: 23
Views: 2551

Re: Airbus naming scheme

I don't understand why the A320/21-100 to -200 was such a minor change, but A320neo series are still -200.

You'd think the changes with the neo would warrant going to -300s.

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by mikejepp
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6343

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

It seems a hub like this would make most sense for an operation using narrowbody aircraft (321neo LR) to connect smaller cities in North America and Europe. Greenland is a non-starter. Absolute bare minimum requirements would be an airport and city with infrastructure to handle flights. Ignoring eco...

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by mikejepp
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 7055

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

How bout reopen the old Continental hub in GSO?

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by mikejepp
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12917

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

On a related note, does anyone know how things are going for Allegiant at Concord Airport (JQF)? Is the service successful? Any chance Concord could see another airline start up service? I, personally, don't really understand the need for Concord. It is not any more convenient to Charlotte than CLT...

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by mikejepp
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12917

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

On a related note, does anyone know how things are going for Allegiant at Concord Airport (JQF)? Is the service successful? Any chance Concord could see another airline start up service? I, personally, don't really understand the need for Concord. It is not any more convenient to Charlotte than CLT ...

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by mikejepp
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12917

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

Anyone know the gate allotments in north and south concourse A after construction is done? Which airlines, how many gates, which side of the concourse? Is this AA growth going to be primarily more frequencies, larger equipment, or new destinations? Is the construction on E going to add more RJ gates?

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by mikejepp
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25804

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Any chance the A320 series will return to ANC?

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