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by chepos
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 63
Views: 4665

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

Should American opt to run a significant A321neo operation from Philadelphia, I think PHL-BRU/EDI/BHX/KEF would make sense. With the 321LR, PHL-HEL should be a given, and I could also see 321LRs on PHL-BER/GVA/WAW. AA's also talked about doing secondary Spain from somewhere too. Maybe use the 321s ...

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by chepos
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 73
Views: 9465

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Well, that took a whole lot of effort.

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by chepos
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 311
Views: 36755

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I just don’t see DME, not a market with lots of tourist or business demand from the US side at the moment. ZAG I can see as it is an up and coming tourist spot.

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by chepos
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI/RSW/SFB/JAX and Latin America + The Caribbean
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: PBI/RSW/SFB/JAX and Latin America + The Caribbean

PBI to SDQ/KIN/PAP? A sure way to burn through money.

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by chepos
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start CLT-GDL
Replies: 33
Views: 3401

Re: Volaris to start CLT-GDL

wenders825 wrote:
will be interesting to see how AA responds.

when was the last time a route was started from CLT that AA (and by extension, US) didn't already serve first?


MUC comes to mind.

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by chepos
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26536

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

As a gay man who has flown AS many times and have always been treated with the utmost respect I will await for further details before jumping on the discrimination bandwagon. AS is a forward thinking corporation who is very supportive of the LGBTQ community.

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by chepos
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4710

Re: Passengers Clapping

When flying to Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic it happens all the time (particulalry on flights with high percentage of VFR pax). Also flew LY frrom LAX to TLV and upon landing in Israel the passengers broke out in applause. After flying to Mexico, Argentina or Chile numerous times never exper...

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by chepos
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WW Catering
Replies: 17
Views: 1898

Re: WW Catering

Give you water by law? No such thing, you better stop by Hudson News and get youself a couple extra bottles of Dasani. Or pay double the price onboard.

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by chepos
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11289

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

QF has a substantial maintenance operation at LAX - https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-unveils-new-aircraft-maintenance-facility-at-lax/ Just because aircraft are sitting out in the open doesn't mean that they aren't undergoing work. of course, but is approx 15 hours of mainten...

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by chepos
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Air Asia set up Middle Eastern subsidiary?
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: Can Air Asia set up Middle Eastern subsidiary?

Cenral Asia, that sounds exotic!

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by chepos
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 12170

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

Thanks enilria! VX Network Conversion AS BOS-SFO MAY 0>4 JUN 0>4 Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this an increase in frequency over last spring? I think VX (along with B6) were both running this 3x, with B6 recently adding a fourth frequency (and a 5th starting soon). With DL now in this market,...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 12170

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

The diaspora will still be traveling to PR, I myself will be going jn Nov. With the expected and already happeining mass exodus out of the island (some leaving for a short time others for good) we will still need links and flights from the mainland to PR. Mostly to places like MCO, TPA, PHL, BDL and...

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by chepos
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 5090

Re: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers

I know CX has LAX, SFO and JFK bases in the US. Does CX mix US and HKG based crews on thejr US segments?

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by chepos
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route
Replies: 13
Views: 3603

Re: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route

AASAP777 wrote:
I remember AA started operating to SNN in the late 2000s, but from BOS. Wouldn't it be redundant with DUB's seasonal service from ORD?


AA flies SNN today from PHl (which also has DUB service). That being said I don't see ORD getting SNN service on AA.

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by chepos
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

EDI and MXP are certainly possibilities. In fact, didn't US serve EDI in the past? I'd be shocked to see either DUS or HEL. With AB's future in question, I don't think AA will venture into the PHL-DUS market. AA has never been particularly strong to Germany in the first place, so I see it as a toug...

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by chepos
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-FCO/AMS Performance
Replies: 21
Views: 4415

Re: DFW-FCO/AMS Performance

FCO operated fine on the 777. AMS struggled, due to the lacking 767 fleet reliability. When I flew DFW-AMS, we were an hour late departing due to MTX. The good news is next year both AMS and FCO will operate with a 777. I had originally heard it was going 787 (AMS) but then the 777 was scheduled wh...

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by chepos
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Partners with Casper for New In-Flight Sleep Products
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: AA Partners with Casper for New In-Flight Sleep Products

Does Casper also provide training to cabin crew on delivering a consistently professional, premium experience? If not, yawn. Until AA figures out a way to end the "good crew/bad crew" Russian roulette that one plays whenever one steps aboard a longhaul flight, all the fancy bedding in the...

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by chepos
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relief Flights to/from SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 2351

Re: Relief Flights to/from SJU

AA has allowed active employees to send relief aid to our families free of charge. Due to the history of AA in PR they have many employees from there, so one can imagine fhe amount of cargo headed down fo PR. In addifion to ofher relief being sent that way.

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by chepos
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 6024

Re: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports

SJU is capping commercial flights to only 10 per day total, only flights to MIA, MCO, ATL, PHL and NYC (not sure if EWR is included) are operating. There was terminal damage and access tp the airport is limited due to flooding. The first AA flight was mostly relief workers, volunteers and aid. PSE i...

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by chepos
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines SJU-SFO
Replies: 6
Views: 2089

Re: Philippine Airlines SJU-SFO

Talk about bad timing, they went through Irma and then had to go through Maria in PR. I am assuming most of those Filipinos worked in thr cruising industry?

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by chepos
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 6024

Re: When will flights to Puerto Rico resume?

AA 1341 is scheduled to depart MIA tomorrow at 0720 am arrive into SJU at 0959 am.

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by chepos
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 6024

Re: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports

It is reported SJU Terminal A has been severly impacted due to the strong winds.

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by chepos
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 6024

Re: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports

Puerto Rican news was reporting all ops at SJU are to cease at 1900 due to the expected deterioration
of the WX.

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by chepos
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20434

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

This kinda reminds me of flying into Taiwan as typhoon Megi was leaving the island. It made the 13 hour flight from LAX freaking stressful. We circled for at least 30 minutes on approach into TPE but once cleared to land the approach was as smooth as silk. I am assuming anxiety on this DL flight mus...

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by chepos
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20434

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

I'm surprised DL enployees where at the airport working, my family tells me in Ponce everythjng as of 1000 am was shut, barely people on tbe streets. SJU was much more exposed, they should have told ground staff to go home early and CX that flight.

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by chepos
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 15111

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

B747forever wrote:
And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke.


I'm assuming you mean Club World?

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by chepos
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 9013

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

AA really ceding MCI. first LGA and now LAX. 2 very important destinations My thoughts also. A little surprising. AA has been pretty solid in MCI too. two pretty disappointing retreats at the least it has good CLT, DCA, and PHL service. one daily PHX is pretty poor west coast representation, can't ...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7859

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

I recall plane spotting at SJU in the 90's as a kid, and eventhough DL was never the biggest there it still had mostly L1011/767 flights into SJU from ATL and 1 MCO (at times almost wingtip flights from ATL). Holiday weekend and today ATL-SJU has 3 737 flights in addition to JFK. How times have chan...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7859

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

Ok glad to see someone still goes to SJU. I used to travel there for business frequently but so much pharma and medical device have left it just isn't worth it anymore. There will always be people going to SJU. Mostly for VFR but also for tourism/cruise traffic and a lesser extent business. Many of...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7859

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

SJU statistics from DOT (only domestic service) 2016 - 7,619,000 2015 - 7,418,000 2014 - 7,272,000 2013 - 7,213,000 2012 - 7,246,000 2011 - 6,819,000 2010 - 7,211,000 2009 - 6,986,000 As of December 2016, the largest carrier was B6 with 34.2% market share followed by AA with 24.5% then DL with 12.8...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 9013

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

LAX-MCI and LGA-MCI date back to TWA. I get the feeling that every since AA decided to close the old TWA maintenance base, MCI has just become a spoke served by ORD and DFW. How much service is there to MCI from CLT, PHX, and MIA? I'm trying to think of the major businesses in the Kansas City area....

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by chepos
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 52
Views: 7118

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

I've deplaned or boarded via hardstand in LHR (AA), FCO (AA), FRA (US/LH), LIN (AZ) sometimes an interesting experience (or a real drag with bad weather). In LAX once had a hybrid experience, flew into one of those remote gates near the water then had to take a bus into TBIT. Long bus ride in a jamm...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Timetables, are they gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 3350

Re: Delta Timetables, are they gone?

It's on their site, I used if just yesterday.

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by chepos
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7859

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

. Yes, NY metro area still has a large Puerto Rican population, but mostly descendants and not native born in the island (many who seldomly if ever visit PR). . Yes VFR travel for many NY resident Puerto Ricans is now a trip to FL or some other region where there NY relatives or friends have reloca...

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by chepos
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7859

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

Sure. This upcoming Monday is 5 flights into SJU, one of which is operated by a 767-400 from EWR. I think the overall point here is that UA is no less committed to SJU than any of the US3 carriers. Which is why I questioned the assertion that UA would exit SJU before anyone else. 77H Got a UA fan b...

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by chepos
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 13987

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

who is going to Frankfurt from san jose? not many people. they only way people fly on route like this is if they have extra money and don't know where to spend I'm sure this route does not only cater to people going to FRA, FRA is a huge hub offering connections throughout Europe, Africa the mid ea...

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by chepos
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7859

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

It's definitely a big surprise that AA left NYC-SJU, even with the competition. I would imagine that NYC is the second largest year-round O&D "mainland" US market out of SJU after South Florida (or maybe even #1?), but I guess there are just too many competitors on that route for AA t...

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by chepos
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7859

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

. Tomorrow for example UA is running 8 arrivals into SJU including 1 767. 77H You cannot use Sat as a gauge as UA runs large numbers of Sat and sometimes Sun only flights. Better to see what flies in on Mondays. Sure. This upcoming Monday is 5 flights into SJU, one of which is operated by a 767-400...

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by chepos
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7859

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

Nonsense, you would see UA exit SJU first (and that is not going to happen). SJU still has a whole lot of traffic to the mainland and AA is the largest legacy In SJU. With service to MIA, DFW, ORD, CLT and PHL.

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by chepos
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19520

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

I wonder if AA might try DFW-MAN seasonally? AA served DFW-MAN for a year or two back in either the early 2000's or late 1990's (I forget which). This would be good for connecting passengers, including on QF to SYD/MEL, but I cannot see that it would be a particularly attractive proposition for AA....

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by chepos
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7287

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

These are all awful, granted wavy gravy was not great either.

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by chepos
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR flight WW 154 to ORD div. to MKE
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: WOW AIR flight WW 154 to ORD div. to MKE

There was WX last night in ORD.

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by chepos
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19520

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Nope, no com plaint. You probably know more about the internal catfight at BA that caused their withdrawal from MAN longhaul, it's the absolute orchestras of marketing I am complaining about from both AA and BA. When you have a lock on a market (as they did), anyone in business who is serious will ...

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by chepos
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19520

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Flighty wrote:
I am actually surprised AA's CLT-MAN did not survive as a daily (they tried it right?) That surprises me more than the JFK-MAN situation. And it suggests the MAN route is really fundamentally weak.


It was summer seasonal in 2014 with a 757, most prob cut into the PHl route.

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by chepos
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19520

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Are we rebashjng this same topic on a new thread, when the S18 summer changes are still on a live (open) thread?

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by chepos
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46402

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Varsity1 wrote:
Any chance AA consolidates CLT and PHL into one super hub somewhere? They are only 390nm apart.


Why? They serve different purposes.

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by chepos
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 7956

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

FAQ AA CLT-CDG MAR 0.3>0 Well crap. I booked the family on a CLT-CDG nonstop at the end of March so the kids didn't have to connect on their first TA trip. I haven't received an email from AA, but sure enough when I looked at my trip online, I'm going through JFK now. Ugh! I'm still booked non-stop...

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by chepos
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46402

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I still have a hard time thinking DFW AMS will go 777, as I mentioned earlier in the thread rumor was that it was going 787 (which would make more sense). 777 would seem like too much aircraft, considering I do not recall DFW-AMS with crazy high loads this season. Good to see PHL AMS going 767, as t...

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