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by qcpilotxf
Tue May 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7392

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

I see the Atlantic has been covered pretty well and the Pacific has been hinted on, but could anyone put a list of all regions of the world, who is #1,2,&3 of the big US3 or 4 if WN beats in anything, all on one comment? . Latin America Full Year 2017 RPM (traffic) AA: 29,725,000 UA: 21,881,565...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed May 02, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5717

Re: AA near Deal with Bombardier for new planes

I wonder who are these planes going to go to? PSA is having a hard time putting pilots in seats right now, and Envoy has been trying to get rid of their CRJs for years.

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by qcpilotxf
Wed May 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 22029

Re: American Airlines winter 2018 network changes

Miami-LHR will move one daily flight on the 777-300 to DFW starting in OCT. British Airways will start and additional 747 on the LHR-MIA route But it's my understanding that BA is discontinuing DFWLHR with this. So we go from: MIALHR - 2x AA/2x BA DFWLHR - 1x BA/3x AA To: MIALHR - 1x AA/3x BA DFWLH...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5319

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

Though, HP and US never really merged before in all those years, so I wouldn't expect this one to go quickly either Was that sorted out after merger with AA? During Single FOS (Pilot Integration) The first flight flown with 2 non matched crews was an HP and US pilot, followed shortly by a US and AA...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5319

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

Will there be some delay of LUS FA's on LAA aircraft, especially 737, 767 & 777 variants because they have to get certified. Also will be interested to see if AA swaps the 330's to LHR out for 777's to have a single fleet in LHR. There might be some ground / maintenance benefits to that kind of...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo hold
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Re: Cargo hold

The smaller aft bin is normally called the 'Bulk' bin, it normally accommodates bags that arrived after the cans were already closed up or arrived after loading began. They also store items that cannot be containerized for some reason in this bin, things like outsized checked luggage and gate return...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Type Rating Without multi engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Type Rating Without multi engine

You will need to hold the appropriate rating in class and category prior to being able to get a type rating. So if the aircraft you are attempting to get a rating in has more than one engine you will need to have a multi engine rating.

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9442

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Maybe AA could throw in a 332 seeing how the JV is metal neutral. I wouldn't be surprised if we see something like this happen, once there is a bit of slack in the AA heavies i would be willing to be we will see 2x daily split between Ba and AA. But who knows how long that might be. It also doesn't...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9442

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

Maybe AA could throw in a 332 seeing how the JV is metal neutral. I wouldn't be surprised if we see something like this happen, once there is a bit of slack in the AA heavies i would be willing to be we will see 2x daily split between Ba and AA. But who knows how long that might be. It also doesn't...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 1994

Re: Planned Stopovers?

The rest of the industry refers to them as Thru or 1 stop flights. They are fairly common domestically in the US and around the world. International legs have fallen out of favor for these, but they are alive and well. From a passenger perspective it just like making a connection except you keep the...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 5094

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

I personally think that the opportunity for an F9 NK merger has came and gone. A few years ago when F9 was transitioning to ULCC they greatly complimented each other and were very much exploding in size at the time. I feel that they have both matured in their respective markets enough to be stable o...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Fatal Allergic Reaction on AA Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 3520

Re: Near Fatal Allergic Reaction on AA Flight

At my airline we've had passengers present with severe nut allergies in the past and would just wipe down their seat area with alcoholic wipes and maybe ask passengers seated nearby to refrain from consuming nuts. Policy at my airline also. Row in front and row behind the passengers. And the thing ...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s
Replies: 43
Views: 12273

Re: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s

They may be looking at a possible 100 seat plane in the future (E195E2?), but want the 319’s for a short term replacement. I'd be confused on why they would be looking at that when the E190s they currently have will be on their way to the desert in 2019. I think they like the 319 as they don't need...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 4563

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

Normally the hubs for the network carriers will have multiple spares on site, and if there are no spares available they will start swapping aircraft until the broken one ends up as a spare later on in the day, or it is repaired and placed back into service.

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9311

Re: Trouble in Paradise: HA cancels A321 flights due to PW engine problems

There was a post I recently viewed where HA workers were removing both engines off of an A321neo inside of a hangar. I'm pretty sure every PW powered NEO has spent a at least a little time sitting with no engines on them. NK had at least 3 if not 4 of them sitting at DFW without engines for quite s...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96297

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Flightglobal just reported that HA has not cancelled their A330s yet https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiians-a330-800-order-remains-in-place-for-now-446147/ Can we calm down for a second now? While this does not mean that there isn't a Boeing order in the works, it does mean the A338 is...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 7953

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

DarthLobster wrote:
DC-9s? The 717s came online as the 9s were being phased out.



The 9s had been gone a long time when the 717s came online.

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 Routes from CLT
Replies: 28
Views: 2984

Re: AA 738 Routes from CLT

When will the cross fleeting begin officially? Does AA have an 737 pilot base at CLT? No new pilot bases have opened yet. Real cross-fleeting won't start until the flight attendant integration finishes, but assuming it will work like the other mergers there will start being alot more LAA planes in ...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 22029

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I could see PHX-CID and also CLT-COU, CLT-CMI, CLT-FNT and maybe CLT-FSD I think we will definitely start seeing some CLT/PHL connections to the midwest. There is good connection to ORD/DFW but that easterly connection is lacking, especially for all the major companies that have large operations in...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3108

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

DL-yes (been there) AA -yes WN -yes UA? AS? HA? Technically, Frontiers of Flight museum at DAL is not run by WN but by a private group with support through grants by public and private sources. WN is definitely a major sponsor, however (an entire gallery is dedicated to their history) and, given th...

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by qcpilotxf
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 312
Views: 67964

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Wow what an emotional post. Relax dude, AS is starting to make some strides, with their livery, power, movies etc. Still has a ways to go, and that extends to their lackluster route network. This “emotional post” is in direct response to comments you made regarding their 1:brand and 2:offerings onb...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Posts $425 Q4 Profit/ $3.1B FY17
Replies: 26
Views: 3674

Re: AAL profit; not so good !

Super80Fan wrote:
Where's Dougie "DUI" Parker saying "we're going to be profitable forever"????


Is 3 billion in profit not profitable any more? Did i miss that day in my economics class in college?

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 5965

Re: BA to CLT?

BA does serve LHR-CLT now, through their joint venture with AA and IB. BA metal could go on the route, whenever it is convenient. CLT is one of the main hubs of the BA/AA/IB trans Atlantic joint venture. Please correct me if I am wrong. Correct. All AA hubs are major hubs for the AA/BA/IB/AY JV. No...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 91
Views: 27002

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

STL-DFW seems sort of appropriate for the last route, since it will more than likely be an ex-TW aircraft operating the flight(and McD was HQ'd in at STL prior to being bought out by Boeing). TUL is also a high candidate for a final flight. They have been the babies of Tulsa Engineering since AA re...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9081

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

As MSN, PIA, and CID all have CLT flights, it is high time MLI landed at least a 2x daily CRJ to CLT. As a former MLIer myself I want to agree with you so much but i don't think 2x to CLT is necessary without considering a 3rd DFW first. The AA load factor at MLI just doesnt seem high enough to con...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue
Replies: 50
Views: 9975

Re: Why Ex-AA 767 Red Cheatline Painted Blue

They go through that effort to de-identify the livery, but forget a pretty crucial piece? Or maybe they had to change out a rudder to get it to ferry somewhere? Painting a rudder requires it to be re-balanced. It is much easier to leave half a logo on it than to re-balance the entire thing. AA like...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15543

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Thats funny you say that, I have worked in an airport for many years. The exact quote from the airport police and administrator on this topic is "The airport is a public place, we can't stop the public from doing things that don't impede security". If it is owned by a government or a gove...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15543

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

lThe court ruling sets a precedent that in a public place (e.g. a sidewalk, bike path, AIRPORT, etc.), you do need the permission of the individual to record them if there is the intention of public display... An airport (including terminals) is NOT a public place. Thats funny you say that, I have ...

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No RSW Transcon Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5943

Re: No RSW Transcon Flights

Most west coasters I know can't stand Florida. Why on earth would anybody on the west coast go to Florida when there's much nicer winter getaways that are closer (Hawaii, Mexico, SoCal). Perhaps if there were business ties or major theme parks nearby, but there aren't. Same reason you don't see fli...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines to cancel MRJ90 order
Replies: 17
Views: 5367

Re: Swift Air may cancel Eastern Air Lines MRJ-90 order

I’ve been told by many Trans States employees that they will not take delivery of the MRJs. Unless they intend to operate them outside of a regional brand they have no where to use them. The way they are configured would be against all scope clauses at the airlines they operate for. I highly doubt ...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 98
Views: 14429

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

96-year-old millionaire Ted Vallas is again trying to get his California Pacific Airlines dream off the ground. This time CP Air has decided to purchase an operating certificate by acquiring Georgia based Aerodynamics, Inc which operates 5 ERJ145s and pair of EMB170s. CP Air now says they plan to l...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 12297

Re: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
71Zulu wrote:
Pilots jumpseat in seniority order?

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Depends on each carriers jumpseat policy.


Americans Non Rev policy is check in time

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 47904

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

"Yeah that's pretty evident..." Honestly I'm surprised the air traffic controller kept so cool. Kudos to him for handling the situation well and keeping all safe. When he gave those instructions to UA about moving without delay was that due to the incoming AC aircraft, or did he say compa...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3744

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Unfortunately this man made a stupid decision. Flip off the ticket agent, film them, call up CS etc, a bomb threat though is rash, stupid, and unacceptable. Wouldn't have hurt the ticket agent to see that he was fighting a losing battle and waive the fee, but that would require customer service, so...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

Change of gauges/ thru flights (SYR-IAD-XXX) actually have more unnecessary complications than round robins do, Round robins are only a slight annoyance to you, but using something like flight aware makes it very easy to check on your flight, and even the inbound leg if it is a different number. Si...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3849

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

Change of gauges/ thru flights (SYR-IAD-XXX) actually have more unnecessary complications than round robins do, Round robins are only a slight annoyance to you, but using something like flight aware makes it very easy to check on your flight, and even the inbound leg if it is a different number. Sin...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 10826

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

Some of the smaller airports like DBQ wouldn't be able to support the larger aircraft required to operate to DFW. Some of the markets in question like CAK are LUS cities and just havent had a DFW added yet, or most of the traffic is going east and it doesn't require a DFW. The other hubs are more th...

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?
Replies: 18
Views: 2101

Re: Jet aircraft able to use EGLC?

Googling this extensively came up with no results, at least in the form of a list of aircraft current (or previously) in use (but then I seem to be a lousy Googler!). :-) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_City_Airport#Zugelassene_Flugzeuge remove the props. A318 is afaik the biggest certified fo...

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant enters hotel business - to build Florida resort
Replies: 44
Views: 4820

Re: Allegiant enters hotel business - to build Florida resort

Allegiant always says "They are a travel company who happens to own an airline"

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by qcpilotxf
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)
Replies: 12
Views: 2688

Re: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)

That is odd that you saw it parked at B10, There isn't really that much room over there. Normally the charter to the Open is parked on the hardstand out to the west of the B con

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by qcpilotxf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single digit flight numbers question
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Single digit flight numbers question

ro1960 wrote:
AF Concorde flight CDG-JFK was 001 not 1. Any reason? Most flight numbers are 3 or 4 digits nowadays so technically flight 1 is 0001.

Actually according to most reservation systems and ATC that flight is 1 not 001. AF might be different but there are no leading numbers at most airlines.

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 7806

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Wildly different niches. B6, both mainline and Mint, offers a service greater or equal to legacies (at a somewhat lower cost) NK offers the lowest fare, beating out all amenities to get it. The two attract different segments of the population Spirit lost it's way and ended up bringing In the former...

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by qcpilotxf
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 2308

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

Joshs1000 this is a rather complicated situation but not an impossible one. It`ll depend on the severity of the spectrum youre in. Remember no two Aspies are the same. Some people go undetected for years, others are never diagnosed in a lifetime, with some individuals just been tagged as "unco...

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TRACON talk
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: TRACON talk

Using that logic the callsign for BOS would be Logan Tower also, which I am 99% sure it is Boston Tower. Normally all the facilities, even after they are combined (minus a couple examples) take the name of the primary airport they are serving.

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA Fleet in US Airways hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: AA Fleet in US Airways hubs

I wouldn't expect to see any MDs, they don't make it far from DFW anymore. But there is a good mix of LAA 321s and LUS 321 flying from CLT and PHX. Still more LUS than LAA but a mix none the less.

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by qcpilotxf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA Fleet in US Airways hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: AA Fleet in US Airways hubs

There is already quite a bit of fleet mixing going on at the hubs, its not uncommon to see LAA 757s, Airbuses, and 737 in CLT, PHX, and PHL. The widebodies are unlikely to happen until flight attendant integration is completed though, because at this point LAA FAs can't work LUS metal and vice versa.

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by qcpilotxf
Tue May 16, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 17134

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

At the end of June AA will turn off SABRE as it finishes its transition to USAir's QIK system. I think this is a HUGE mistake. There was nothing wrong with SABRE. The new system is NOT QIK at all. Its slow, tedious, confusing, and makes no sense. It takes nearly 2-3x as long to accomplish many task...

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by qcpilotxf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fly the 737 MAX first?
Replies: 24
Views: 3704

Re: Who will fly the 737 MAX first?

Southwest will receive theirs first, but Malindo Air is currently scheduled to be the first operator

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by qcpilotxf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tillerson in Europe C-40B
Replies: 17
Views: 3082

Re: Tillerson in Europe C-40B

The C-40B is a variant of the BBJ1 which has more than enough range to fly DC to just about anywhere

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