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by chepos
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 159
Views: 21530

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

Some of these guesses are just ridiculous, UA is not going to be flying from RDU to FRA. Come on now.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 11235

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

If this IAD-LHR comes to fruition I wonder what equipment would operate the route, how will the WB be routed and what base will crew it.

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by chepos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes
Replies: 27
Views: 3851

Re: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes

I believe AA moves a lot of cargo on the PHL-SJU segment, back when the 333 (LUS days) operated on the route the belly was always jam packed. The flight had it’s share relaiability issues at times which would trickle on to the European departure bank. I recall the flight always having drama and very...

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by chepos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11690

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

I would take rumors from front line staff around the airport with a huge grain of salt. They are as reliable as flight crew rumors. Next week the person who started this thread most probably will post rumors WN is planning on a major expansion in CLT. It seems every couple of weeks these “rumors” se...

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by chepos
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 11235

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Chicago O’Hare – London Heathrow eff 30MAR19 Planned 2 of 4 daily operated by 787-9, replacing -8, remains unchanged. 3rd daily 787-9 will operate from 06JUN19 to 19AUG19 Dallas/Ft. Worth – Frankfurt 31MAR19 – 05JUN19 787-8 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily Miami – Buenos Aires Ezeiza eff 06JUN19 AA931/9...

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by chepos
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 11235

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

ctrabs0114 wrote:
Just wondering, but is the 737-Max 8 fleet strictly based out of MIA? Or are they going to filter out to other bases (DFW, ORD, etc.)?


As of right now it is operating out of MIA. As more arrive on property I am sure they will get to other hubs eventually.

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by chepos
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 6615

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

COS in my opinion (along with ICT) is low hanging fruit for AA out of PHX.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Bringing 787 to PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: AA Bringing 787 to PHL

In the fall ZRH and MAN will become 787 routes.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 11235

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

AA88 ORD-PHX will also be seeing the 787

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by chepos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 7280

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Nicknuzzii wrote:
What gates and concourses can handle international flights?


Outbound all concourses can, I have seen GLA and other 757 TA flights out of B con, as well as some island flights. The issue becomes inbound flights that require customs clearance.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 11235

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Level is starting BCN-JFK in Spring/Summer 2019. That could mean the end of AA's JFK-BCN service. MXP service could end up being moved to PHL, though MXP is really a business, not a leisure heavy route, and for the business traffic between the US and Milan that exists, JFK makes more sense, but AA ...

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by chepos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 7280

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Great predictions. I hope that there is more movement on the BA side of things because long haul connections on BA arriving on any airline other than BA is problematic. As far as Asian routes, I don't think it makes sense for JAL, China Southern, or any other Asian carrier to come to PHL when AA al...

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by chepos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 11235

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I sure do. And I was the first person to report the AA IAD-LHR rumor, it's -highly- credible. I’m assuming the thinking here they want to connect Washington D.C with London on their own metal, but have to use IAD because DCA can’t handle long haul flights? I wonder how this will impact BA’s existin...

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by chepos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 11235

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

So regarding th BA/AA JV, it does matter who flies to the EXPs & Concierge key members due to the SWU restrictions, a switch to BA metal means that SWUs can no longer be used... also, mileage upgrades for all levels go out the window.... IAD-LHR would surprise me because of Parker’s comments la...

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by chepos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 11235

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

ORD PRG for a start in summer 2020. DFW-BCN, long rurmored as well.

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by chepos
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3189

Re: WestJet to Daytona Beach

Are there a lot of Canadians in the Daytona Beach area? During Feb and March when they have Canadian spring break bus loads of Canadians could be seen at the shore hotels, at least they did during the time I was a resident of the area (2001-2006). Also a few retirement age Canadians have homes in t...

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by chepos
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3189

Re: Daytona Beach new flight

Not the first international flight for DAB, LTU served DAB years ago and while I was in school there Air Canada Jazz operated service from YYZ with the CRJ. When was this for AC? I know they announced but never started YYZ-DAB in 2002 on the CRJ. I could have sworn I saw their airplanes departing D...

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by chepos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 6615

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year from an unusually cold valley of the sun. Hoping for a good year for SkyHarbor.

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by chepos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 7280

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

TAP? Doubtful with EWR up the road (and IAD nearby) add AA flying the route and little to no connections in PHL for TP.
I can see AA adding KEF for 2020
Saturday only service on PHL-STI

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by chepos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3189

Re: Daytona Beach new flight

Not the first international flight for DAB, LTU served DAB years ago and while I was in school there Air Canada Jazz operated service from YYZ with the CRJ.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?
Replies: 12
Views: 2162

Re: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?

Doubtful, AA’s footprint as a whole in Argentina is much larger than DL’s. I could see a second ATL-EZE in high season before a Córdoba flight.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA wide bodies at PHX
Replies: 6
Views: 3521

Re: AA wide bodies at PHX

The 330 has also operated into the N4 concourse (at least last year), but I believe B13 can also acommodate them in addition to the N1 WB gates. Not sure what gates are configured for 787 ops.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 37
Views: 7749

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

I wonder if the NEO will suffer payload restrictions on the PHX-Hawaii runs, the 321H currently takes payload restrictions on the EB segment to LAX.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 91983

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 752 has been operating AA685 PHX-DCA-PHX for a long time now and continues into 2019 There have been periods without the 752. They can easily swap to an Airbus or a 737. Going into the summer I believe the 32Es start to operate PHX-DCA alongside the 757. The 32E’s will be a nice addition. My co...

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by chepos
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI
Replies: 40
Views: 5645

Re: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI

Maybe this will allow for CLT DUB and possibly DFW DUB to go year round on AA.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3316

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

They have sufficient winter loads to HNL. I wonder how they would to to OGG or KOA. Do they have anything other than the 77L that can do OGG-MSP? I haven’t looked closely at runway performance numbers for the 332 (though those are pretty heavily utilized). The 333 would have a hard time. OGG gets a...

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by chepos
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3316

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

DL is scheduled to resume MSP SJU today

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by chepos
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Re: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway

So, AA will be the only airline flying nonstop from GIG to MIA? Seems surprising as only 1 flight a day is operated by AA (during low season), 2 at the moment.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Volaris at CLT?
Replies: 12
Views: 2948

Re: What happened to Volaris at CLT?

I think they originally had ViaAir doing their ground handling and when ViaAir disappeared they had to move to Jetstream who also handles F9. From what I've seen, there are limited bilingual speakers at Jetstream in CLT. I'm sure they are working on adding more, but they were kinds thrown the groun...

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by chepos
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and FAI
Replies: 25
Views: 4131

Re: AA and FAI

32andBelow wrote:
Omg who cares about FAILAX let’s talk more about this 787. Are they gonna be able to work it off the end of the b Concorse or are they gonna have to park it at north. And is a -8 or a -9?


It’s a 787-8, also communicated this week PHX-ANC this summer will operate with the 321Neo.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 61940

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

acentauri wrote:
ckfred wrote:
Even though AMS is a major hub for DL/KLM, starting service from PHL or any of the other hubs for AA would make sense...... .

I may be reading your post incorrectly, but AA has flown PHL-AMS seasonally for quite awhile and continues to do so in 2019.
. Flight is actually year round.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 61940

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

SVD service begins tomorrow, once weekly from MIA on the 319.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 9989

Re: Suspended WW routes due to current de-fleet

Apparently the DFW route will not come back next summer.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 9989

Re: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and Delhi in January 2019

What Canadian/US stations are they going to keep? It seems like they are cutting many stations heading westbound.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 105
Views: 13351

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

I would love to see AA fly DAB DFW, maybe Sat only (E175). It would be the only westbound service. I believe COEX operates DAB IAH for some time.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 105
Views: 13351

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

Announced internally for summer 2019, flights go on sale the 17th. Also announced : PHXRDU PHX-RDU is a resumption as well. when did US or AA ever fly PHX/RDU? I thought that was the one hub route they've never done Pretty certain the merged AA has never flown this, maybe I'm wrong though since you...

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by chepos
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 91983

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Glad to see PHX RDU back, long overdue. MSY was cut back right after Katrina, a daily 319 would beat safe add.

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by chepos
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start 787 service from PHL
Replies: 63
Views: 12852

Re: American to start 787 service from PHL

I'm a bit surprised I thought Athens would be one of the first to be switched over to a 787 since there's a lot of weight restrictions out of Athens back to Philly on the Airbus.... Putting the 787 on ATH from PHL would be odd, it would be a decrease in seats. The flight is usually jam packed in th...

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by chepos
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 10900

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

Couple weeks ago we had a MD-80 operate PHL to BDL. Very odd but I'm assuming a sub for an A319 or E190 that went tech. Wow that's pretty cool. Has that happened before where an S80 flies L-US routes because of an airplane going tech? A few years back at the beginning of cross fleeting we had an S8...

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by chepos
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 10900

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

BWIAirport wrote:
Are the A319s with sharklets American's own metal or did those come from US?


Those are LAA metal.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7512

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

Didn’t Air Malta a few years back lease a 757 and operate some summer flights to NYC? I may be loosing my mind but I sorta recall them testing the waters with TATl flights a few years back.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 8705

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

I’m pretty sure most passengers wont be paying attention to the registration. If they do see it what will they at that point, refuse to board the big pink plane? After they paid for the tkt, doubtful. The Indian authorities will be good as long as they get paid all the necessary fees and what not, m...

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by chepos
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8173

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

I believe that PR did a technical stopover from SFO/LAX on the way to MNL maybe 10 years ago. But don't think they could carry passengers. I remember seeing Philippines flights to “Guam” on the flight board in SFO a while back. Not sure if people could actually get off there, but that’s how it was ...

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by chepos
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9378

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

Can't see the strike being effective , passengers can easily be rerouted on via Delta at minimal cost and they've announced it pretty late , most non refundable Christmas flights will have been booked montsh ago .... they're announcing it too late to damage the forward bookings ....clearly not the ...

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by chepos
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 10900

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

RyanairGuru wrote:
So does this mean that pilots and flight attendants are already integrated?

Yes

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by chepos
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 10900

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

PHX has had plenty of LAA 738 action for a few years now, and many LUS Airbuses had been flying out of the DFW base. PRG/BUD/LIS/AMS/GLA/SNN all operated with LAA crews last summer out of PHL.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13243

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

It would make sense to streamline destinations to one terminal. AA could move JFK and LAX flights to T5 whereas BA could move DFW and ORD to T3. I'd actually advocate BA moving their JFK flights into T3 to really maximise the effective AA/BA "shuttle", possibly with EWR as well. I'd hazar...

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by chepos
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)
Replies: 18
Views: 4406

Re: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)

1 and 30 minutes to turn a 77W at LAX, I see that flight taking a lot of delays. From experience, by the time you land, fight all the alley traffic at that time at LAX and get to the gate they will be cutting that time short. At the best of days that will already be an MOGT turn.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)
Replies: 18
Views: 4406

Re: AA to go 77W on LAX-NRT/HND (developing)

So, both NRT and HND from LAX will get the 77W?

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by chepos
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5521

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

This lady is burnt out after two years? She needs another job.

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