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by chepos
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?
Replies: 21
Views: 3021

Re: Why did NZ cut HKG-LHR-HKG/LAX-FRA-LAX?

What was the schedule for AKL-LAX-FRA, was it similar to the current LHR rotation. I can’t recall anything about the FRA service.

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by chepos
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

Luisvalero wrote:
Logical adds:

-YZZ
-USA: PHL, IAD, IAH?
-GDL
-VVI
-ASU
-Lot of african routes with smaller aircraft (ACC, ABJ, LOS, DLA etc)
-SIN
-ICN
-PEK
-BOM


AA already operates PHL-MAD, no need for added frequency. I can see YYZ coming online.

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by chepos
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 74
Views: 7592

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

AA does seasonal PHL-PWM. Could easily see that going year round. Could also add a 3rd daily rt CLT-PWM with a 319. Shocking to me that the PHL hub can only PWM as a seasonal route as I thought this might be able to sustain an A319 year round. US I believe operated this year round and possibly at m...

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by chepos
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 25
Views: 3303

Re: PSA Outage

That's one helluva "technical issue" that not only grounds all of PSA flights but that also results in AA cancelling all of theirs. i get that PSA feeds mainline AA a lot of traffic, but I don't understand AA canceling all their flights. AA can't even operate ANY flights??? Very odd. Main...

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by chepos
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2368

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

They need to get their priorities straight, btw how old are their current uniforms? Seems like the current uniforms are not that old.

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by chepos
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 25
Views: 3303

Re: PSA Outage

That's one helluva "technical issue" that not only grounds all of PSA flights but that also results in AA cancelling all of theirs. i get that PSA feeds mainline AA a lot of traffic, but I don't understand AA canceling all their flights. AA can't even operate ANY flights??? Very odd. Main...

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by chepos
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 52
Views: 5480

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

MCO BQN is overdue on NK, B6 is on this route already but with the massive Puerto Rican population in central Florida I am sure they can both coexist.

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by chepos
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does catering work at isolated airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: How does catering work at isolated airports?

For the RON at PSP for AA at least they truck it in (from ONT I believe, not 100%).

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by chepos
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16415

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

HAJJ charters from STN, with 20 tech stops enroute based on the equipment (and no luggage).

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by chepos
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 4481

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

AM MEX-SJU Mexicana used to fly the MX MEX-SJU sector as non-stop during the 80s and 90s. No more than thrice a week, if I remember correctly. However, the route was abandoned probably due to the shortage of demand of passengers. I even have my doubts if the fictitious AM MEX-SJU should be fairly c...

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by chepos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 131
Views: 4524

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Anybody would have been better than crazy King Trump. Heck I’ll take GWB back in a NY minute.

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by chepos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6246

Re: Why KLM don‘t fly to KEF ?

I think the transit passengers are the main answer. KLM has no agreements with either FI or WW. A KLM flight AMS - KEF - AMS would have to depend on O&D only. Not really, AMS is a large hub. They would get passengers connecting into AMS from other points thx to the hub. Iceland is an up and com...

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by chepos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Long Beach Inaugural June 1, 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 4102

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Long Beach Inaugural June 1, 2018

Great trip report, HA is on my bucket list of airlines to fly. That FC meal does look very weak though, for a 5 hour flight.

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by chepos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 744

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

I definitely recommend a day trip to the Blue Mountains, it’s an easy train ride up there and well worth it. Last time I was in Sydney was for Mardi Gras so that occupied most of the weekend, but well worth it.

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by chepos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Us Airline Load Factors
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Non-Us Airline Load Factors

From my experience as an airline employee is that Domestic US flights are usually full, there is always exceptions and some periods are heavier than others, hub to hub flights always have high load factors (transcons as well). Long haul international flying is more seasonal in nature from my experie...

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by chepos
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

Re: Air Canada Rouge has launched its new service between YYZ-ZAG & YYZ-OTP

Croatia is a hot spot for North American tourist, I could see US carriers joining the party with summer seasonal service in the coming years. Good for the Canadians to enter the market first.

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by chepos
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 58
Views: 1519

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

18 years, same username. From a high school kid to college to working for an airline through these 1& years.

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by chepos
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Riding the American Boeing 737 between Chicago and Seattle in Main Cabin Extra
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

Re: Riding the American Boeing 737 between Chicago and Seattle in Main Cabin Extra

Thx for sharing, you could have lucked out and gotten one of the few 738’s with the PTV’s, alas they will eventually be removing those. Glad you got a friendly ORD crew. The Gogo is a hit or miss, at times it can be painfully slow,

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by chepos
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 4481

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

The international carriers exodous in SJU started in late 80s when RHC still was PR’s governor, for many reason such as the Gulf War (which the fuel price increased drastically), American Airlines SJU hub monopoly, political changes, goverment’s neglet and laziness, the dissapearance of the 936, th...

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by chepos
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 4481

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

Is this a move by AM to capture some of the US-sourced traffic to PUJ and LIR (like the west coast) or catering to Mexican travelers? If the latter, how robust is that traffic? Without previous knowledge it'd seem with Mexico having world class resorts/beaches on 2 oceans... Is there an added "...

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by chepos
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 4481

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

A MEX-SJU route can be a very sucessful route if Puerto Rico makes an aggresive and consistent marketing around Mexico and even promoting AM’s downline. When Mexicana operated MEX-SJU in late 90s, it didn’t last long because of low demand as the PR Tourism Company didn’t make enough effort to make ...

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by chepos
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fun flying Dublin to Chicago on the American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Main Cabin Extra
Replies: 4
Views: 3224

Re: Fun flying Dublin to Chicago on the American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Main Cabin Extra

Thank you for flying on AA, the 787 is a nice enough product in Y. Glad to see positive notes regarding AA on here. Back in the day a mini sandwich was served on WB TA flights for arrival service and no ice cream in Y, so yes that is an upgrade.

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by chepos
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4826

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

considering AA is looking at abandoning international flying from any real MAJOR city in USA ( NYC/LAX/SFO) they desperately need partners... DL on the other hand goes straight for the challenge and announces BOM... Leave it to a fanboy to try and derail an AA thread and turn it into a DL cheer thr...

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by chepos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10544

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

His is talking about HIS job at qatar airways. In this specific case he might be right. A women there between all male arabs in a arab country might not be workable for a woman. Its easy to say from behind your computer that its nonsense but reality is different. Your quote as the title of this top...

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by chepos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

Additionally, IB has a much stronger brand recognition on the island, this summer I believe IB started the season earlier (and might have added frequency-not 100% sure). Once IB went back into SJU, the writing was on the wall for UX. Also IB has a much bigger network both in Spain and Europe. Which...

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by chepos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

It is hard to expect tourist going to visit an area where even the basic infrastructures are still not fixed. So airlines are probably responding accordingly. I’m a native of the island, been there multiple times since the hurricane (last visit was late March/early April). The tourist areas are bac...

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by chepos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 90
Views: 18637

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

FWIW, it appears PHL launched a new carrier/new service incentive program in May 2017. Among other things they specifically outlined targeted destinations within Europe. There are a number of qualifications/stipulations but the big one is that the carrier must not have served the route within the p...

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by chepos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

IB seems to be doing much better because of the Spanish construction companies involved with rebuilding the island. There is a lot of money allocated and it is going out. As of right now it's double the normal annual budget of the Island's government so you can't just go out and spend that and have...

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by chepos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

Re: Air Europa drops Puerto Rico

What a pity, with the economy on the island and IB also on the route this was a matter of time.

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by chepos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 70
Views: 4481

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

MVD seems like a long, thin route. What about VVI ? However, CTG seems like an obvious choice.

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by chepos
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 201
Views: 18872

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Flew UA on a revenue ticket this past March, all flights on time, crew were OK. All in all they met my expectations. Not sure what this constant anti UA sentiment is all about. That is an extremely small sample size..... I am an airline employee, not UA but for the competition. I have flown UA (and...

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by chepos
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 201
Views: 18872

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Flew UA on a revenue ticket this past March, all flights on time, crew were OK. All in all they met my expectations. Not sure what this constant anti UA sentiment is all about.

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by chepos
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25775

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

MIA-IAD will still be served. However, it will go down from 3x daily to 2x daily on the 738 and 319. AA really does not like IAD. No PHX, no PHL, no NYC, and no ORD. Don’t they fly all of those out of DCA? Yep, and they seem to get a premium flying those routes to DCA over IAD. Hence why AA rather ...

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by chepos
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 122
Views: 16644

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

maximairways wrote:
Corpsnerd09 wrote:
OneAA wrote:
Del Rio, Buffalo, Sarasota and Wilmington, NC (which will go daily / year round).


DRT = E140 x2
SRQ = CR7 (seasonal)
ILM = CR9 upgraded from Sat only
BUF = 319, Daily


Where was this announced?


Internal employee communication.

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by chepos
Thu May 31, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20335

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

I think UA still rosters their IAH-EZE flight as a same day turn around. Overnight from Houston to EZE. Land in the morning after an 10 hour flight same crew takes the plane back to Houston the same night. I think the rest is about 12 hours. Used to be very popular for the crew who wanted lots of &...

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by chepos
Thu May 31, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46177

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

Does anyone have visibility into the loads/yields on PHL-PRG and PRG-BUD flights in the coming days? Just curious to know if there are early signs of success to celebrate... You would have to have direct insight to the financial performance of the flight, which people with such info are not going t...

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by chepos
Thu May 31, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46177

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

I've been to Prague 5 times in the past 3 years and can definitely say with a high degree of certainty that you're off the mark. The Prague food scene is varied and diverse. Yes, near the Charles Bridge and right on either side of it it it's quite touristy with a lot of bland restaurants. But liter...

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by chepos
Wed May 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 9952

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms tomorrow.

dampfnudel wrote:
LAXLHR wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:

Why would they? Do you think this is the first time Lands' End has made a coat or pair of pants?


Because the last major US airline uniform debut resulted in a lot of health related complaints...THAT'S WHY!!

What were the health related complaints?


Some people got allergic reactions.

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by chepos
Tue May 29, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20335

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

Did not know the QF LHR based cabin crew were third party.

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by chepos
Tue May 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 9952

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms tomorrow.

The ladies purple dress looks good, not a fan of the mens attire.

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by chepos
Sun May 27, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)
Replies: 48
Views: 5913

Re: Why US and Canadian Air Carriers have ignore San Andrés (SKSP)

I have always wanted to visit San Andres, but what a pain to get there.

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by chepos
Sun May 27, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA First Class: JFK-MIA-MCO-MIA-JFK (w/pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 5024

Re: AA First Class: JFK-MIA-MCO-MIA-JFK (w/pics)

Great trip report, I had a chuckle over the girls and their Thai dollars. You got me wondering (and most surprisingly caring) how their Thai holiday is going (lol), thx for flying AA!

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by chepos
Mon May 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330 domestic routes
Replies: 33
Views: 5866

Re: American A330 domestic routes

Byrdluvs747 wrote:
Are the A332's out of PHL a result of AA trying to put a more premium product on the LAX/SFO transcons, or just slack in the TATL scheduling?


Slack in the fleet, just one of the flights on both routes is on the big bus (RON for borh).

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by chepos
Sun May 20, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any other new destinations for Austrian other than Cape Town?
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

Re: Any other new destinations for Austrian other than Cape Town?

I doubt they would go for ATL, YUL or SFO seems like more feasable options.

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by chepos
Sat May 19, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 22
Views: 3063

Re: CLT concourse A

AA did not keep the gates and does not currently operate out of A. But AA wants as many gates in CLT as possible to both expand and keep competition out. Ok there, I guess...but if it's WN at DAL, then that's anti-competitive ;) There are actually already more non-WN flights out of DAL than there a...

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by chepos
Thu May 17, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19299

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Super80Fan wrote:
About time. Clear night and day difference between flying Delta & United in terms of crew member professional dress and attitude.


I’ve seen sloppy, I dont give a damn DL crews as well.

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by chepos
Thu May 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19299

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy grooming

Agreed, some of the thjngs you see on the line are ridiculous. Looks like some people (male and female) rolled out of bed, never bothered to look in the mirror and showed up at the airport. This has nothing to do with age, size or shape.

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by chepos
Thu May 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12293

Re: AA's position in NYC

I actually just posted it yesterday http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394349 interesting points are the BA/IB moving to T8 with AA and the possible transcon improvements. T7 is ripe for the taking! Vasu and Robert stated it would be beneficial if BA/IB moves to T8. At no point...

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by chepos
Thu May 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12293

Re: AA's position in NYC

Another AA in NYC thread, huh? I guess it has been two weeks... Nonetheless, good to hear that they're thinking about trying to co-locate with BA at JFK. It's good that they realize their overall limitations given the slot and facility constraints at both LGA and JFK, and given the strong and advan...

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by chepos
Thu May 17, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at JFK
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: AA at JFK

It seems like we have an AA at JFK thread every few weeks on Anet.

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