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by chepos
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 67
Views: 8669

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

So GRR, PVD, and BUF get nonstop service to MIA yet AA REFUSES to add MKE. Their service from MKE is really awful. They don't fly to the MIA or DCA hubs where as they fly to both of those hubs from many other cities that are smaller. They also refuse to fly to LAX from MKE. I really do not understa...

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by chepos
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 67
Views: 8669

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

So GRR, PVD, and BUF get nonstop service to MIA yet AA REFUSES to add MKE. Their service from MKE is really awful. They don't fly to the MIA or DCA hubs where as they fly to both of those hubs from many other cities that are smaller. They also refuse to fly to LAX from MKE. I really do not understa...

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by chepos
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 274
Views: 30394

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Spit balling here based on what's been thrown out there, no knowledge on my end BA takes over LHR-JFK LHR-PHL (??) AA takes over LHR-PHX LHR-ATL (??) LHR-IAD (It's really hard to imagine this one consider the history of BA at IAD) BA/AA start LHR-IND, PIT, or STL AA starts Seasonal ORD-LIS/SNN, PHL...

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by chepos
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to South America
Replies: 32
Views: 3670

Re: Northwest to South America

Their hubs were not in good geographic locations to be a heavy hitter in South America, hence their lack of a presence. Their Caribbean flying was also limited when compared to its peers, while I was growing up in PR they linked SJU to DTW, MSP and MEM mostly on weekends I assume catering to cruise...

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by chepos
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to South America
Replies: 32
Views: 3670

Re: Northwest to South America

Their hubs were not in good geographic locations to be a heavy hitter in South America, hence their lack of a presence. Their Caribbean flying was also limited when compared to its peers, while I was growing up in PR they linked SJU to DTW, MSP and MEM mostly on weekends I assume catering to cruise ...

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by chepos
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2868

Re: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?

I don't think so people visit India or has an increase in Tourism just cause the Indian Cricket Team has won the cricket World Cup 2 times. Does anyone outside of India know that? I don't follow soccer (football) in the least, and even I know what's happening in the World Cup. Croatia appearing in ...

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by chepos
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 111
Views: 19045

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

I mean lets not pretend anymore and talk about the pink elephant in the room... VS is now literally Delta International Connection Did you even read the thread? It has been mentioned in this thread and the last 25. Everybody loves to say this, but ignore the fact that when VS was just VS, they bled...

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by chepos
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 111
Views: 19045

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

Putting all (most) their eggs into the North Atlantic (US) basket. Hopefully that works out in the long run. I see them cutting further into routes going East, with the strength of CX and BA on the LHR HKG route it will be a matter of time before HKG gets the axe.

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by chepos
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6036

Re: DL and Colombia

Well, allow me to disagree. I can hail a cab anywhere in Vegas and know I will be taken where I want to safely. I have been to Bogota. I am not sure if I would do the same there, w/o knowing the city, by myself, me and my gringo face. The hotel must call a radio cab company, write down the vehicle ...

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by chepos
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs
Replies: 48
Views: 8410

Re: Delta asks DOT to downgauge Cuba flying to RJs

santi319 wrote:
DarthLobster wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Another sign Cuba routes not cracked up to be


Hard to be anything more than a failure when the regime makes it as difficult as possible to fill those seats.


U mean the American regime?


Bingo, we have a winner! End all the ridiculous sanctions and see how many of these flights would flourish.

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by chepos
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6036

Re: DL and Colombia

I'm afraid that Colombia's history of drug cartels and associated violence is still very much in the minds of many Americans. The reality is that beyond those who have family, friends, or business ties in Colombia and those who are of Latin descent, the majority of U.S. citizens would not consider ...

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by chepos
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10576

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

Bingo1 wrote:
Any idea what equipment AA will use on PHX-YEG? I believe last year it was a single daily CR9.


CRJ 900, from December to March it was double daily.

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by chepos
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10576

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

continued B6 strength on SJU. But really interesting they are dropping FLL-STI. Maybe FLL-SDQ took a bite out of this. STI is a large city and business center of the region, people going to El Cibao/Santiago prefer flying to STI due to convenience. I’m not sure flights to SDQ affect the STI market. ...

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by chepos
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10576

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

PHX YEG on AA has resumed these
past 2 winters, surprising B6 can not make FLL STI work. Between connections and local demand they should be able to sustain at least 1 E190 a day.

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by chepos
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for MIA (route wise)?
Replies: 46
Views: 3385

Re: What's next for MIA (route wise)?

Geminijets101 wrote:
jbpdx wrote:
Geminijets101 wrote:
Why is AE ending MIA-OMA?
They should be doing alright, because there are no flights to FLL from Omaha


There are no flights PDX-FLL either.


B6 May start that soon.
m

B6 does not even fly FLL PHX, I just don’t see them adding FLL PDX anytime soon.

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by chepos
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 50
Views: 6264

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

At one tine just before 9/11 Northwest, United and Delta flew from JFK ti NRT along with JAL & ANA, all used 744 except Delta which used Md-11. After 9/11 AA flew JFK to NRT using 777 for several years, they may have stopped when JAL joined One World. AA dropped JFK NRT when they got awarded JF...

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by chepos
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 50
Views: 6264

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

At one tine just before 9/11 Northwest, United and Delta flew from JFK ti NRT along with JAL & ANA, all used 744 except Delta which used Md-11. After 9/11 AA flew JFK to NRT using 777 for several years, they may have stopped when JAL joined One World. AA dropped JFK NRT when they got awarded JF...

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by chepos
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

The first flight from the Middle East to North America? Really considering that for many years before Emirates even started flights from the Middle East to North America EL Al, Gulf Air, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways, Kuwait Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudia all operated to North America from the...

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by chepos
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

Wasn’t SV flying nonstop to the US by the time EK launched JFK, I may be wrong?

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by chepos
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 14716

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

DTW-BER/RSW-FRA (LH) (EW) Current offering needs to gain footing before expanded (LX) RSW-ZRH *This part of FL is a huge hit with German/Austrian/Swiss Tourists and property owners here, so further growth in that market just makes sense. Home builds here are at new record levels, and the beaches ar...

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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: 3263

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: 16
Views: 2397

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: 96
Views: 13014

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: 46
Views: 7305

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: 2531

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: 46
Views: 7305

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: 54
Views: 5978

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: 2647

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: 16741

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: 71
Views: 4656

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: 202
Views: 6934

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: 6533

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: 4832

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: 1081

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: 487

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: 3613

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: 81
Views: 2852

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: 3
Views: 3027

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: 71
Views: 4656

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: 71
Views: 4656

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: 71
Views: 4656

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: 7
Views: 5518

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: 4890

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: 10777

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: 2218

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: 2218

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: 18669

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: 2218

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: 2218

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: 71
Views: 4656

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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