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by winginit
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 116
Views: 9460

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

The problem is that the old UA no longer exists. Instead the folks from co run the show Who is it exactly that you're referencing here from PM-CO who is 'running the show?' Oscar? No. Scott? No. Nocella? No. So who exactly? How about UA simply only market flights with the new seat as Polaris, and m...

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by winginit
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman berates flight attendant loses job
Replies: 54
Views: 8727

Re: Woman berates flight attendant loses job

Yup... just goes to show airliners.net has beef against airline employees. It’s either jealousy and/or because they’re self-entitled and up their backsides :) Can't tell if you're being serious or not? I get that you're new here, but a.net hardly has a beef against industry employees in most of our...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 77
Views: 10350

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

mariner wrote:
USAOZ wrote:
Just heard rumour that nz will fly akl den nonstop from end of year codeshsring with ua but no idea of frequency


I think this is bulldust.


Here here. Nonsense - the economics simply don't work and NZ has better places to deploy a widebody.

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by winginit
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8108

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

Both TW and PA were seeing what I would call a resurgence before “the end”. Both airlines were seeing positive indicators and results before 800, Lockerbie and the Gulf War. Right but then Lockerbie and the Gulf War did happen and the brands were tarnished, so no, that resurgence was only up until ...

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by winginit
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 13884

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

AA does have a hub at PHX, and AA (or its JL oneworld alliance partner) could add nonstop service to TYO from PHX in order to provide better connectivity to Asia from destinations west of DFW. That sounds like a great way to lose buckets of money. For someone West of DFW to flow to Asia over a non-...

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by winginit
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 13884

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

The growing importance of LAX for AA is understated, even though AA at LAX is talked about fairly frequently. We all know AA's largest operation is at DFW. It is a massive hub, second in scale only to Delta at ATL. CLT always comes up a second largest AA hub, but the reality is that MIA has conside...

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by winginit
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7491

Re: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings

They generate those huge yields based on having 20 to 25% lower cost than legacy carriers and having higher fares to many places. Sorry what yield are we talking about here? Because using the traditional commercial aviation definitions yield has nothing to do with cost. Passenger Revenue / Revenue ...

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by winginit
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 and PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 4637

Re: The ME3 and PHX

I can't really see the ME3 having much if any interest in the Phoenix market. Just looking at O&D stats, the international draw outside of Canada is minimal. Even many Mexico markets are thinner than one would think based on the region's population. Key ME3 markets like India, barely register d...

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by winginit
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 161
Views: 11485

Re: Origin of Airline Names

jnev3289 wrote:
Slightly related, but slightly not, does anyone know why Southwest has WN as their 2 letter identifier?


Per 'Hard Landing' it was randomly assigned by IATA. Air Namibia (SW) was known as South West Air Transport so they had SW locked down.

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by winginit
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings
Replies: 53
Views: 7491

Re: B6 Announces Q4 2017 Earnings

So many people love B6 and their excellent customer service, no wonder B6 is doing very good. With a top line miss, the question remains as to whether or not customers are willing to pay a premium for that excellent customer service. In the past that simply hasn't been the case, and B6 is still nee...

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by winginit
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:16 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

Will the markets react negatively to their choice to add airframes? It's impossible at this point to isolate the market reaction to anything said today by LUV, AAL, JBLU, etc. The whole sector is clouded by UA's comments night before last, which have by their own admission concerned industry analys...

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by winginit
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8752

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

Frankly I think such aggressive growth (more than double US economy growth rate) is not a positive for UA or the industry long term.. The market agreed with you today, and you could almost hear the shift on the call the second Scott opened his mouth about 4-6%. The stock and obviously the entire se...

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by winginit
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8752

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

Especially with a recession predicted to happen this year. According to who now? I think almost every respectable economist that I've seen has said that while they think it'll blow a hole in the federal debt and question whether or not it will equate to notably higher wages, Trump's tax plan will d...

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by winginit
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26210

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

If you look at the fares DL get out of JFK and what UA gets out of EWR on various routes, it's pretty clear UA gets revenue premium on most routes. I can give you a list of routes and their fare numbers. There is just so much less competition over at EWR. No need - the data is available via T100 fo...

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by winginit
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR to Welcome Hainan Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 2352

Re: YVR to Welcome Hainan Airlines

Sensible. Was always odd that they'd started nonstop YYC service to compliment YYZ before adding YVR.

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by winginit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6883

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

You can bet that with actual money on the line, the international bookies are going to have a dedication to research and speculation around the topic that would surpass just about anything we can drum up. That being the case, it's of note that PaddyPower had new odds out today that establish Boston ...

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by winginit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"
Replies: 69
Views: 11075

Re: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"

Perhaps the media should interview the folks who were on-board the on-time DL departure, to see what they think of the "lousy operation". ding ding ding! I'm amazed at how often I hear "I was only five minutes late and they didn't hold the plane for me. The nerve!" Shut up and b...

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by winginit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26210

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Granted, but profit margin just equals revenue minus costs. While we don't know the exact costs for each NYC operation, we do know United actually has a slightly higher CASM cost than Delta systemwide so for United to have such a significantly higher profit margin in NYC you must figure they have a...

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by winginit
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26210

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I had almost forgotten where I had gotten the info, but Michman just posted it in another thread, and essentially it comes straight from Scott Kirby on a recent United earnings call: But you were talking about revenue premiums and that's a stat about profit margin, which is of course different. Gra...

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by winginit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 6039

Re: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs

A whole lot of garbage in this thread. While I can't track it down at present, Oliver Wyman published some estimates I believe in late 2016 or early 2017 that was tacked onto a broader Airline Economic Analysis that they publish routinely. It said in no uncertain terms that the below were the big 3'...

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by winginit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26210

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Delta has not already won NYC according to revenue premiums vs competitors. I believe both Jetblue and United command a premium over Delta in the NYC market according to the data. Source? Let's have a look at that data please, because I don't recall that being the case for United. I think it's fair...

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by winginit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ISP-LAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: Why no ISP-LAX?

This route makes perfect sense. Many Long Islanders and Southern Californians have family in both areas. Many Long Islanders also travel to socal for vacation as well. So you've named two sources of traditionally low yielding traffic (VFR and leisure), but you're expecting they would pay a premium ...

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by winginit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6883

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

If anyone is curious, PaddyPower actually has odds:

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by winginit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6883

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

2. Dude, ATL is the hip hop capital of America. LA and NYC are peanuts compared to ATL in this regard. I think this comment was made in jest, but if not just because numerous hip hop artists come from Atlanta doesn't make it the hip hop capital of America . Virtually all of the studios and label co...

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by winginit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 11513

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe long range nb isnt that great of an idea afterall... We've had 8 hour narrowbody flights for decades. If anything 8 hours in an A321NEO ought to be a lot more comfortable than 8 hours in a 757 or 707. Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe lo...

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by winginit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8432

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

An interesting time to begin such a service no? We've literally just passed the peak travel window for the market and are headed full speed into the demand trough, with March through May being particularly brutal for travel between the US and Oz.

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by winginit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26210

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Ever since DL nixed JFK-NRT, I am really surprised they don't have a single NYC to Asia flight. I would hope that when the JV gets approved, DL takes over one of KE's JFK-ICN flights so there is a direct Delta option. Relying solely on China Eastern and Korean Air without operating its own metal to...

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by winginit
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26210

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Internationally I don't see a ton of non-safe growth from Delta. Till they get 787s they don't really have the right plane to try a lot of routes that are longer distances. I don't disagree with your point about what I assume is higher risk growth (not sure if non-safe is the right word) in the for...

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by winginit
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26210

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

What do you think about the chances of ATL-OGG, ATL-India, or ATL-KEF? You won't see any of the US3 add nonstop capacity to India while they're in this spat with the ME3. A huge crux of their plea to the government has been that subsidized ME3 carriers and making it such that AA, DL, and UA can't c...

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by winginit
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26210

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Ever since DL nixed JFK-NRT, I am really surprised they don't have a single NYC to Asia flight. I would hope that when the JV gets approved, DL takes over one of KE's JFK-ICN flights so there is a direct Delta option. Relying solely on China Eastern and Korean Air without operating its own metal to...

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by winginit
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17355

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

A good quantity of the American travelling public accrue frequent flier miles and points so that they can redeem them for family vacations. That being the case, you're likely to use those points on the same carriers that you fly for business. All of the major US carrier's routes to Hawaii are made u...

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by winginit
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing
Replies: 45
Views: 6834

Re: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing

AA-CZ have had to halve planned codeshares due objections from Skyteam as CZ has exceeded the maximum number of allowed outside alliance codeshares. Revised reduced codesharing effective January 18th. http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/american-china-southern-slash-codeshare-plan How AA-CZ not ...

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by winginit
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17327

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

So don't blame AA. Blame the whole aviation market, at least in the Western World. And blame all regulators who should have never agreed to the mega mergers we saw in the past... If that's the approach, aren't the customers as much to blame as anyone? They're voting with their wallets day in and da...

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by winginit
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8575

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

Not going to happen anytime soon. None of the three airlines can afford each other at this time. I am not asking if it's feasible, but whether it would work well and make sense? If money were no issue, would these three airlines complement each other nicely? I think they very well would. If money w...

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by winginit
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this a record for number of flights as a passenger?
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Is this a record for number of flights as a passenger?

I have some friends who work for HA who probably have that beat. You've got several in headquarters who commute between HNL and some of the other islands every day, so some very quick math tells me that it would take them roughly 15 years to achieve 10,000 flights as a passenger. Many of them have 2...

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by winginit
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.
Replies: 74
Views: 10860

Re: Chinese airlines supplanting ME3 as the competitive LH concern for other airlines.

It is kinda weird that the US3 has taken a stand against the ME3, but not against any Chinese carriers...wonder why? Pretty straight-forward explanation here - the US3 are claiming that the ME3's alleged subsidies are in violation of the Open-Skies Agreement between the UAE/Qatar and the United Sta...

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by winginit
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter
Replies: 50
Views: 5598

Re: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter

The real question to me is, will this be an annual "corporate tax cut" bonus, or will this be a one-time "See, the corporate tax cuts saved you money!" payment that no one will ever see again. The tax cuts are permanent. A one-time $1,000 payment to employees is nothing. This fe...

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by winginit
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10768

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

I also think it’s highly unlikely that American will be getting rid of F anytime soon when they are currently in the process of renovating their Flagship First lounges. The one in MIA was recently completed. Why would they make that investment if they weren’t planning on keeping First much longer? ...

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by winginit
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10768

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

I also think it’s highly unlikely that American will be getting rid of F anytime soon when they are currently in the process of renovating their Flagship First lounges. The one in MIA was recently completed. Why would they make that investment if they weren’t planning on keeping First much longer? ...

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by winginit
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10768

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

Personally, I see F class going away on 77Ws. While maybe product makes sense on something like JFK-LHR, the routes where I have flown the 77W in recent years hardly need it. I have been to HKG 3 times this year and GRU once on the 77W and on all trips was moved up to F either due to my corporate a...

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by winginit
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of First Class vs. new premium perks
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: Demise of First Class vs. new premium perks

As usual, a bunch of very obvious statements passed off by CAPA as 'analysis'. No surprises here. Airlines who sit on premium fortress hubs (LHR, DXB, CDG, SIN, HKG) will be able to continue to fund F cabins with what will be the long-standing paid demand for what has become a vanity product, wherea...

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by winginit
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10768

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

The dedicated F cabin on both the 77W and the A321T was a decision made by Virasb Vahidi and the Horton-era management back when the corporate line was that AA would emerge from bankruptcy independent with a renewed strategy to compete as a smaller but more premium oriented carrier when compared to ...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7212

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

Disagree. AA and MU sure, but UA's 787 product is total crap. Sure the 787 is newer and therefore to us enthusiasts "nicer", but the general populace doesn't care about the aircraft type. The corporate customers absolutely do care about product, and those are the yields that are keeping L...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX finally gets A350 service!
Replies: 33
Views: 9588

Re: LAX finally gets A350 service!

Worth noting that Delta will put an A350 on LAXPVG next year . A logical change. With the SYD 77L now continuing onto Europe starting next year, the PVG 77L was kind of an orphan. I presume it'll rotate with DTW. With nearly 20 hours of groundtime at LAX, though, I wonder if we'll see the A350 on a...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43811

Re: Power outage in ATL

What does an AA agreement do for the passengers in ATL? As an example, someone flying ORD-ATL-MIA on DL could be reaccomodated onto AA nonstop or over CLT. Having said that, you're correct in saying that passengers already in ATL wouldn't be benefitted. At the time DL cancelled the interline/tickin...

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by winginit
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7212

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

Logical decision though - DL have been miles behind the LAXPVG competition in terms of equipment what with AA/UA both runnings 78s and MU operating an impressive new 777 product. Disagree. AA and MU sure, but UA's 787 product is total crap. Sure the 787 is newer and therefore to us enthusiasts &quo...

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by winginit
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43811

Re: Power outage in ATL

I bet Delta really wishes they still had that interline agreement with AA right now - best of luck to everyone stranded right now... What does an AA agreement do for the passengers in ATL? As an example, someone flying ORD-ATL-MIA on DL could be reaccomodated onto AA nonstop or over CLT. Having sai...

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by winginit
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7212

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

Curious as to how they'll rotate the A350 through LAX. Surely they won't just have two frames running back and forth. I imagine there's more of this story to come. Logical decision though - DL have been miles behind the LAXPVG competition in terms of equipment what with AA/UA both runnings 78s and M...

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by winginit
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes
Replies: 24
Views: 3376

Re: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes

QR will still get plenty of connections from AA at PHL. AA hasn’t suspended their interline agreement. That means you can stil check bags through and get boarding passes issued. QR will definitely still use AA for connections at PHL,m, it’ll just cost them more. It will cost them a lot more though ...

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