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by chepos
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?
Replies: 36
Views: 6151

Re: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?

Wasn’t DL looking to add LAD back in the 2000’s as well? These were the years when DL was adding international long haul flying left and right.

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by chepos
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 254
Views: 32162

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

klm672 wrote:
Heard in another thread that WOW AIr is going away at the end of this month. I wonder if that means that Icelandair will go away, and then AA will probably discontinue the route as well.


At least for next year AA has already stated they will be operating DFW KEF.

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by chepos
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 85
Views: 8870

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

A long haul flight, full of tourist heading to the rat trap could not have been a pot of gold. Let the Brazilian airlines handle that traffic, they have the point of sale advantage anyways.

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by chepos
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 105
Views: 21423

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

No doubt it has happened before and will happen again. Not sure I know of any other instance where a Crewmember was banged inflight by a gay porn star and it was streamed over the internet, nor do I think it will happen again. There is a tumblr page with people exposing themselves (mostly in lavs),...

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by chepos
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 105
Views: 21423

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

I absolutely 100% agree with you, he's nothing special to look at, I wouldn't even give him a second glance definitely not.[/quote] I’d give him a few looks, I think he is a handsome man. However, I still love my job and travel bennies too much to give them up for a 3 min quickaroo. That poor twink ...

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by chepos
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 105
Views: 21423

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

What an idiot, I mean really? While Austin is a total dick for filming him, this dumb kid should be fired immediately. Obviously self control is not his strong point. I often wonder how some peole made it to the line.

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by chepos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?
Replies: 17
Views: 2743

Re: UAX EWR route cuts: Which are next?

I understand the plan behind the shift from EWR to IAD but I have some questions. Does the mean these airports will no longer be connected non-stop to NYC? I can't imagine AA flies to any of them but what about DL and B6? Was there a lot of O&D to NYC? If so, will that be an issue? Or, was most...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes, HP flew COS (one of its first routes I believe). HP even had a Rez center up there, had a friend who started there. It was a station through the US merger until 08 I believe. Thanks for the info. Any idea why the route was dropped? Did it not fit in with the new combined entity or under perfor...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18218

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Bummer on the EWR-HAM route going away. I was planning on booking that flight in a few weeks actually for next June. If only they would move that to IAD now. Yes, it is unfortunate. HAM joins a long list with BFS, CPG, OSL, BHX, BRS, STR, etc that have gone away. If it didn’t work from EWR I don’t ...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I was wondering if any of you PHX folks could help me answer a question regarding if HP or US prior to the merger ever had any PHX-COS service? I keep seeing all the new adds for AA out of PHX and keep my fingers crossed COS will eventually pop up as we have no westward flights on AA out of COS. I ...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of ORD-BQN on United
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: Viability of ORD-BQN on United

Doubtful, while Chicagoland has a large Rican population I doubt it is of recent arrivals from the island (mostly second generation). San Juan caters better to the island as a whole and for visitors, BQN is rather inconvenient for everyone but people who hail or are going to the West coast of the is...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Mboyle1988 wrote:
If B6 flew mint to BOS I would fly them exclusively on that route. Otherwise, not interested in a red eye.


The B6 op in PHX is so minuscule, I doubt they will be sending Mint into town anytime soon. Both BOS and JFK are a single daily red eye.

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by chepos
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 68
Views: 8063

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

Word on the ramp, that sure is a reliable source. Almost as reliable as the flight attendant rumor mill.

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by chepos
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 66738

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

So what is PSE MCO going to, 3 daily? They are at double daily during high season already.

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by chepos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 748
Views: 66738

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Glad my hometown airport (PSE) is not on the chopping block, they have seen many come and go but B6 has stuck around. They seem to be a big winner on MCO PSE.

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by chepos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

At least LHR will have to operate out of N4 due to customs. Hopefully loads are good, would love to have PHX LHR year round on AA metal.

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by chepos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11232

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

FIIK. I don't have Sabre access, an acquaintance in NOLA pulled the filing. So you are using Sabre data from a week ago and ignoring the website booking changes that were done within the past day or so? I don't think it's me being irrational here. The reason I mention PHX is DE announced an increas...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7846

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

Pre merger US had a paltry schedule to MIA as well, FLL was the much bigger operation of the two. MIA is very expensive airport and while I think the passenger experience is now better at MIA many pax consider FLL as the more user friendly experience.

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by chepos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 254
Views: 32162

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

With Air France bringing a nonstop Skyteam presence between DFW and Europe, I wanted to look a little deeper on how the big 3 alliances are represented in DFW on an intercontinental basis, and if we may see any more adds: Oneworld: Obviously well connected to all inhabited continents except Africa ...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16805

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

TGU's schedule: 16:05 Aeropuerto Internacional Toncontín TGU Duración del viaje: 3 h 34 min 20:39 Aeropuerto Internacional de Dallas-Fort Worth DFW American Clase turista Airbus A319 AA 2813 Vuelo de regresojue., 13 jun. American QUITAR VUELO 12:35 Aeropuerto Internacional de Dallas-Fort Worth DFW ...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11232

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

CLT-TUS going away next year is unfortunate, but not unexpected. I just don't think AA could get enough connecting traffic from TUS flowing to CLT when they have DFW and ORD to fill that void. So far AA has failed to make JFK and now CLT work from TUS. I'd love to see DL or B6 offer a seasonal JFK ...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Will the 788 go to the high A gates (A28 I believe), I know I saw the 333 there last season (along with at B25). Hopefully,the 333 has less reliability issues this coming season. It went tech or delayed a few times last year.

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by chepos
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 788 flight at least for Jan is flight 88, 1105 am out of ORD, returning back to ORD at 331 pm.

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by chepos
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8105

Re: AA to AMS

That must be a relatively new thing. I have flown AA from AMS at least 5x and have never encountered an AA employee, even the supervisors I when I had a delayed flight and had to be rebooked were Swissport staff with Swissport uniforms and name tags. Nopers, this dates back to LUS days. Some statio...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8105

Re: AA to AMS

All the AA staff in Amsterdam except for the station manager work for Swissport. Also, due to labour contracts, AA does not do international transfers of non-managerial staff. I think you have been duped... AA has some insourced staff other than the GM, most year round stations do (even some season...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8105

Re: AA to AMS

I believe CDG, MAD and LHR are the European stations with all insourced AA customer service above the wing.

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by chepos
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8105

Re: AA to AMS

Because the contracted ground agent has all the inside information... :roll: The agent that I would speak with weekly was LUS previously based in BDL, when the agent position opened she was able to transfer home to AMS and works for AA, All the AA staff in Amsterdam except for the station manager w...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8105

Re: AA to AMS

I wonder overall if AA “struggles” in Amsterdam being that it’s a Skyteam fortress since they struggle in Germany against Star Alliance. If true, how come the other 'non-SKYTEAM' carrier United can do 5x daily routes USA-AMS in 2019 from: SFO, ORD, IAH, IAD, EWR. Could it be that AA's European part...

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by chepos
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to AMS
Replies: 47
Views: 8105

Re: AA to AMS

If a 3rd hub were ever to be added out of AMS it would be CLT.

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by chepos
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 5703

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

It might be some sort of stunt? I wonder why L2 would be open without a stairs/ramp/scaffold adjacent? The L2 on TCX A321s arent used for boarding, there and seats and overhead bins in the way. Sometimes doors are opened for mtc. checks on that door, not saying it was the case here but doors get op...

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by chepos
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16805

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

Finally Cuba’s second largest city gets connected to the US. SCU will mostly be VFR traffic as it is not a tourist destination, which is the type of traffic that is working to Cuba at the moment. Regarding SDQ, I am more surprised PHL’s SDQ service has not gone daily (year round). The Dominican comm...

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by chepos
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

DFW-SDQ is an interesting add. Back in the day when I was doing a lot of DR trips out of JFK, SDQ seemed like more of a VFR destination and the tourists were going to POP/PUJ. I'm curious what kind of market they're going for. Either way, exciting stuff for DFW. SDQ is definitely a VFR destination,...

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by chepos
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Just reported on company newsletter Really good news for MLB. I hope this is just the start of more service! I'm curious as to if they might try weekend PHL-DAB given these adds. I'd love an alternative to CLT in case it's affected by weather (case in point, two weeks ago). I am a bit surprised a S...

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by chepos
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8383

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

I visited EDI this past August and saw billboards for this new EK service all around the airport, even saw some ads in town.

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by chepos
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/A6BN/status/1042747548652515329



Cool pic, small correction that is Terminal C at PHL.
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acentauri wrote:
I know this is not unique, but just for some PHX memories, here's a recent photo of an HP Heritage tail at the PHL commuter Terminal ("F"), surrounded by AA tails. https://twitter.com/A6BN/status/1042747548652515329



Cool pic, small correction that is Terminal C at PHL.

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by chepos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 62
Views: 9941

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

The AA PHL reductions are more evidence that AA is completely slashing the PHL schedule around Thanksgiving and Christmas (schedules cut by 50-75%). Though, on 12/24 the lone PHL-LAS flight is a 763 In past years Thanksgiving day the afternoon are no ops (at least in PHX and I believe PHL), and no ...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 47
Views: 11872

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

timberwolf24 wrote:
It would not surprise me that AA ends ORD-CDG and LEVEL takes over with ORD-ORY. Same for ORD-BCN especially if Norwegian starts ORD-BCN.


Considering AA has stated multiple times ORD BCN has proven successful, I am not sure why they would transfer the route to Level.

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by chepos
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16441

Re: American A333s

gatibosgru wrote:
I thought the 200s were on their way out, but I may be wrong. The 300s make more sense to me in AAs fleet.



The plan was to retire the 300, not the 200.

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by chepos
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11413

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

Rather anemic for summer VFR traffic, and it would be almost 2 years after Hurricane Maria. JFK SJU Is a route that is basically owned by B6, the PR and DR market as a whole from NY. DL is on the route but I would bet my last penny they (DL) are not making a cent on this route. B6 is very popular o...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11413

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

F9 retaliation? *AA GRR-PHX JAN 0>0.8[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] *AA MSN-PHX JAN 0>0.8[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] *F9 AUS-CLT NOV 0.5>0.2[0] DEC 0.6>0[0] JAN 0.5>0[0] FEB 0.3>0[0] *F9 CLT-SAT NOV 0.4>0.1[0] DEC 0.4>0[0] JAN 0.5>0[0] Taking a page out of the NW playbook..... B6 JFK-TPA JAN 3>2[3...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

BDL I can possibly see if these type of routes work out, I wish AA would bring RDU (US flew it back in the day) and start BNA. BNA is a large station and if MEM can be flown twice daily I am sure BNA can manage.

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by chepos
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

PHX MSN was announced yesterday as well (internally as at least), opb by Mesa. Vasu Rajah had indeed stated PHX HNL last year experienced operational issues and they were evaluating alternatives to the 330. Because loads are were high they were certain a WB would return but possibly a 777, I guess t...

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by chepos
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Curious how the JFK-LAX/SFO trans-cons are doing? Could this be the next thing AA cedes to DL/B6? They are the leader on jfk lax. They are weaker out of sfo but still yielding very well. The one to watch out is Mia transcon which is facing increased b6 pressure. I’m pretty sure (almost certain) MIA...

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by chepos
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 30290

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

Those aren’t big enough markets to support a hypothetical 300 flight AA TPAC hub (using UA’s SFO hub as a benchmark). I think the only way for AA to address their NW gap is to forge a closer partnership with AS (everything short of buying AS, at least for now.......) Not really sure why AA and AS a...

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by chepos
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: Mariner has passed away

May he Rest In Peace, one of the original A.netters and one of the great contributors to this site.

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by chepos
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15715

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

Some posters mention about POS being skewed towards the Germany side, but many airlines (e.g. FI AY EK as examples) rely heavily on non-home POS on nearly all routes. How do these airlines succeed? Mind you many airlines fly into KEF HEL DXB and these airlines do actually have direct p2p route comp...

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by chepos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 30290

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

I live in PHX and find AA to be a great Airline for all of my destinations including TPAC. PHX fills an important roll in AA's hub system. Around 50% of all traffic is O&D. Roughly 950,000 Pax a month use AA in PHX. About 425,00 a month are connecting passengers. DFW has only a slight higher am...

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by chepos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 926
Views: 67386

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Now don't take this as anything other than a "geographic" comment, but theories regarding de-emphasizing PHX due to its closeness to LAX alone is not the real threat, it's the combined proximity to monster hub DFW - 700nm East and LAX (to a smaller extent) - 300nm to the West. So a ? has ...

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by chepos
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Terminal at JFK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Re: Northwest Airlines Terminal at JFK?

They even had a small dedicated baggage claim area at T4\IAB (if I recall correctly), I am assuming for their domestic arrivals.

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by chepos
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3067

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

N649DL wrote:
I can't remember but has UA ever operated seasonal EWR-VIE service? Might be getting that confused with Venice.


Not on their own metal.

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