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by FSDan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UA Going Year Round in EYW?
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Is UA Going Year Round in EYW?

It looks like weekend-only service for the summer.

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by FSDan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 158
Views: 21127

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Should be LAX-ICN already announced on the A350. Other routes I see going to the 350 are ATL-AMS, NRT. My long shot prediction is MSP-ICN, but I'd assume it would start with a 777. Also in the coming months you'll start seeing one off flights to various cities on the 350 as coverage for the 777s ta...

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by FSDan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 5763

Re: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

Sounds like they've got at least two that'll be in their hands soon, do they have more coming quickly as well or will it just be two 9's for a while? The loaded schedule from June 7 requires at least 3 frames, and I'm guessing there might be a spare too. Looks like UA is showing these as "737-...

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by FSDan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 4427

Re: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th

Link/Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/02/13/united-to-introduce-its-234-seat-boeing-757-300-on-june-7/ The 234 seat UA 757-300s for United will begin service June 7th out of Chicago to Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Economy plus will have a 34-38" seat pitch and Economy will h...

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Port Authority awards EWR Terminal One build contract
Replies: 18
Views: 3298

Re: Port Authority awards EWR Terminal One build contract

Is the new Terminal One supposed to have FIS facilities? Or will it just be a collection of domestic airlines?

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Ft. Worth Summer 2018 International Routes, Frequencies, and Aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 2671

Re: Dallas/Ft. Worth Summer 2018 International Routes, Frequencies, and Aircraft

Does this mark the end of AA 763 flying in DFW, or are there still some short haul rotations planned? I'm finding some 763 flights to MIA in July. Yea, there is 3x daily flights from DFW to MIA this summer. I don't think the domestic widebody schedule for summer is finalized yet... May does appear ...

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by FSDan
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26191

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I would imagine that an upcoming venture with Jet Airways is the kind of strategic investment DL can use to capture USA - India traffic for those wanting a lower cost option. I don't think there is much of a market for DL to move into it's own with USA to India traffic, but perhaps a more extensive...

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by FSDan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 38820

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

iahcsr wrote:
789
N24974 Last of the -9s (for now anyway) B1-ed today 10Feb


Question: are the 789s still split into two subfleets - each one operated exclusively by either sUA or sCO FAs? If so, what is the split? Are they allocated to certain routes only?

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by FSDan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 38820

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It looks like all the 3 class 763's are now based in ORD. I'm sure the LHR/AMS/CDG/BRU travelers are underwhelmed daily. With only 7 ships in service pending Polaris mods, it won't be for very long. The summer schedule (looking at late June) appears to only need 4 3-class frames, with probably one ...

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by FSDan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 100
Views: 15444

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

LAXintl wrote:
DOT authority granted today.


Does that include traffic rights on both SFO-ORY and SFO-PPT? Both ORY and PPT would be considered "France", right?

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4256

Re: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA

skipness1E wrote:
Any sign of B77W domestic flying this year?


Nope. All routes are from either SFO or EWR, and aircraft bridge between those two via NRT. No need for domestic turns.

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by FSDan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code

plinth857 wrote:
One difference between the other legacy carriers... you get 500 EQMs for any flight under 500 miles.


I believe DL also has that rule. Does UA not?

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 16651

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I suspect those 3 73G's will get the mods along with 2Ku, but that's pure speculation on my part. For the 73As, I remember hearing the first one will go in for mods in March, but that was some time ago. What are the “73A” and “73G”? x The 73A are the ex-GOL 737-800's. There is no such thing as 73G ...

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12317

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

CLT isn’t the third largest hub in the world. Maybe the third largest in the American Airlines system, but not even close to being in the top 10 worldwide. CLT is the 3rd largest hub in the country and certainly in the top 10 worldwide. I’d like to hear what hubs you think are larger. Jeremy https:...

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14387

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

DL did operate to India in the past, the market between US and India is there. They were "run out" because they were not competitive. Nothing has changed. You think nothing has changed since the last time DL flew to India? Here are a few things off the top of my head: *DL merged with NW t...

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 16651

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Any word on when the last 3 73Gs will get mods? How about the small 73A subfleet? I suspect those 3 73G's will get the mods along with 2Ku, but that's pure speculation on my part. For the 73As, I remember hearing the first one will go in for mods in March, but that was some time ago. Did you read m...

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about connection in LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Question about connection in LAX

ryanrap1 wrote:
With that being said is that typically enough time in LAX?


That's plenty of time to walk between gates in T6/T7/T8. With LAX gate availability and delays while taxiing seem to be the main pitfalls...

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by FSDan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12317

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

DEN is greater than CLT by 14 million, are you claiming CLT is larger because AA handles more than UA at DEN? From the article: "Vasu Raja, American's vice president for network and schedule planning, said in an e-mail. “But over time, as we get more capacity at the airport, we will grow the h...

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by FSDan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 16651

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Any word on when the last 3 73Gs will get mods? How about the small 73A subfleet?

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by FSDan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14387

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

DL did operate to India in the past, the market between US and India is there. They were "run out" because they were not competitive. Nothing has changed. You think nothing has changed since the last time DL flew to India? Here are a few things off the top of my head: *DL merged with NW t...

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by FSDan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14387

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

"We need to have a presence in the Middle East. ... Not very many other Middle East markets are going to have the same amount of U.S. POS traffic. Do the Passengers Of Size (POS) perhaps require the wider seats on the Delta 777's? I think the POS could buy business class seats on existing carr...

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by FSDan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12317

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

I think an interesting tidbit from the article is that AA has higher gate utilization at CLT than at LAX. LAX is always talked about as so gate constrained (which it is), but AA still has slack there in off peak times (i.e. afternoon). I would be extremely surprised if CLT ever gets as big as DFW fo...

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by FSDan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Scheduled technical / refueling stops
Replies: 17
Views: 1681

Re: Current Scheduled technical / refueling stops

Yep, ET uses DUB strictly as a tech stop for the westbound ADD-IAD and soon the ADD-ORD flights, but has traffic rights on DUB-LAX. Besides the ET westbound flights and BA's LCY-JFK with a stop for fuel and preclearance in SNN, I don't think there are any other true tech stops to/from the U.S. Also,...

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by FSDan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193936

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

The yellow will be missed! The new livery looks sleek and clean, but there's nothing very interesting or memorable about it...

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by FSDan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS
Replies: 117
Views: 14840

Re: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS

It makes me think of the DL-US LGA-DCA swap, which was massively anti-competitive. I wonder if we will see something like that with LAX. AS is would be the obvious donor since they are unlikely to be in a winning position. I don't know what they could get in return that they could do anything with....

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL - ATL-DEN - 767-400 daily through Feb 15th.
Replies: 19
Views: 4152

Re: DL - ATL-DEN - 767-400 daily through Feb 15th.

DL has flown 767s on ATL-DEN on and off for years (although it was generally the domestic 767-300s). It's usually seasonal to correspond with ski traffic and widebody slack.

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14387

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

This is the quote from the article that I found interesting: "We need to have a presence in the Middle East. We need to have a presence in India and other parts of Southeast Asia, which we have been run out," Bastian told CNBC. This seems to indicate that DL is at least looking at serving ...

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by FSDan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 159
Views: 45157

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Anyone know which LH A346 routes still exist in Summer 2018? Looking at the current schedules for the last week of June, I see the following: FRA-LAX FRA-RUH-DMM FRA-ICN FRA-PEK FRA-HKG MUC-SFO MUC-DEN (1x weekly) MUC-JFK (6x weekly) MUC-MEX (5x weekly) MUC-HND MUC-PVG I believe 13 frames are requi...

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by FSDan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10124

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

I'm glad to see this service going to ORD, and glad to see that it's nonstop eastbound! I'm guessing ET won't have local rights on DUB-ORD, but will just use DUB as a tech stop...

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by FSDan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 56408

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Sightseer wrote:
Any word on the new old long-haul route?


Add me as interested! It seems the window to announce a new route for Summer 2018 is closing soon, so I'd expect an announcement in the next few weeks if there's going to be one.

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by FSDan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 4993

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

For connections to Africa, the Middle East, etc. it really depends on where you are trying to get to. Particularly CDG and AMS serve quite different destinations from each other (CDG has many more destinations in West and North Africa, whereas AMS has more destinations in East Africa). Destinations ...

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by FSDan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60654

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Disappointingly, the airbus aircraft show up in the AS schedules as "Airbus Series" from late April, rather than A319/A320/A321 like they did in the VX schedules. AS differentiates between the different 737 variants in their schedules... why wouldn't they do that for the airbuses? Give th...

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by FSDan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60654

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Disappointingly, the airbus aircraft show up in the AS schedules as "Airbus Series" from late April, rather than A319/A320/A321 like they did in the VX schedules. AS differentiates between the different 737 variants in their schedules... why wouldn't they do that for the airbuses?

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by FSDan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 38820

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

CALTECH, looking at the online 777 Production spreadsheet, it looks like 4 to 6 777 units per month are completed. The 2145/2146 are in Pre assembly and only 11 and 13 units behind the last Delivered unit. They appear to be headed for a possible Apr/May delivery. Looking like a Mar/Apr rollout then...

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE service thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2463

Re: PAE service thread

Looks like they’ll have 12 hours to get 11 flights out of one gate and 13 flights out of the other. WN can turn their jets in <45 min. UA will be running E175s which I assume can turn in 45 min. Same with AS. It’ll get really tight if anything larger than an A320/738 is used. Then we start to look ...

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 22733

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

3. I believe that the 767 fleet is now down to 23. Those probably received the new J Class product already. The youngest 767s, 9 of them, are only 15 years old so they still have at least five more years ahead of them. I would expect the last 767 to leave by 2025 at the latest. Guys - there are 24 ...

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16358

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Arion640 wrote:
And hmmmm, what other carriers have 3-4-3 on the 777....hmmmm, oh the US3 maybe?


Out of the US3, two have 3-4-3 (AA and UA). DL is one of the few airlines in the world that has decided to keep 3-3-3 seating.

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 22733

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

So from 2018-2020 they'll be retiring 45 M80s + 45 738s (and the 20 E90s). At the same time, there should be almost 100 more 7M8 deliveries through 2021, and the 321neos will start arriving in 2019. With seats being added to the 738 fleet, perhaps AA is counting on growth coming via larger aircraft ...

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Performance EWR-EZE
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Re: UA Performance EWR-EZE

I believe the route was initially planned as a 763 route, and it's now a 764. That could be partly for operational efficiency and utilization of the 764 fleet, but I would guess it also indicates the route is performing well enough to warrant the upgauge.

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana - Big hole in their fleet?
Replies: 22
Views: 4389

Re: Asiana - Big hole in their fleet?

MaxiAir wrote:
Asiana never owned or operated LR's.


Yeah, it's confusing because on their website they list one of the configurations of the 777-200ER as "77L". AZ used to do something similar where one of their configurations of the 767-300ER was coded "764".

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16358

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

It looks like as of now they're still planning on running the A380 on JFK-MXP-DXB - it's hard to believe the capacity is warranted on JFK-MXP with 4 other airlines also on the route. If any EK route from JFK gets downgauged to a 77W, I hope it's this one. Also, the JFK-MXP-DXB and late JFK-DXB nonst...

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1080
Views: 193936

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Stretch the crane across the forward fuselage, in silver.... Like the tulip on Turkish Airlines' rear fuselage.... I gave it a go, had to keep it low to make room for the titles. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4654/39878030001_e6ac009149_o.png I like the modernized look of the logo on the tail and o...

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by FSDan
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE
Replies: 35
Views: 4698

Re: WN posts record Q4 profit, announces flights at PAE

In the article Kelly says "up to 5 flights" from PAE... I'd say that's one or two destinations max - probably OAK and maybe DEN?

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 13405

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

What about a sub-daily ASU? AA flew MIA-ASU for a little while not all that long ago (maybe 1 or 2 years back?), and it didn't last very long. I remember hearing that there was something about the way sales distribution had to be done in Paraguay that killed it. The route is discussed here http://w...

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 13405

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

What that means in the near term is LAX will be a 777 787 base, ORD will be a 787 only base, CLT will be an A330 only base, DFW will be 767, 777, 787s, MIA largely 777s, PHL A330 and 767, and JFK 767, 777. It seems to me that the 767 bases could pretty easily be consolidated down to MIA and PHL. As...

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 13405

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Themotionman wrote:
What about a sub-daily ASU?


AA flew MIA-ASU for a little while not all that long ago (maybe 1 or 2 years back?), and it didn't last very long. I remember hearing that there was something about the way sales distribution had to be done in Paraguay that killed it.

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAD Runway OPS
Replies: 14
Views: 1586

Re: IAD Runway OPS

So it sounds like runway 30 is used for departures regardless of whether there is a north or south flow? Can widebodies depart off of 30, or do they have to use the 1s/19s?

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 6690

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

Although I’m not sure I like it, so many routes have been switching between regional and mainline, or have a mix, that it was becoming more and more difficult to keep up with and many times was inaccurate (even on the hub pages). Or if a route is seasonally mainline, sometimes it’s difficult to kno...

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 13405

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

cm642 wrote:
Realistically,

PHX - BNA
PHX - COS
PHX - ICT
PHX - RDU
PHX - TUL


I agree these are realistic. I'd probably add PHX-MSY as well. These are probably the biggest holes in the PHX network at present. I also wouldn't be blown away by PHX-XNA, or a return to PHX-CLE or PHX-FLL.

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by FSDan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 77
Views: 9712

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

737max8 wrote:
KLM had DFW-AMS for a while, so I guess it failed? I think it was year round though.


It was summer seasonal (although the original intent may have been to serve the market year-round). I believe KL flew it 5x weekly with the 332.

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