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by tlecam
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 40
Views: 7353

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Nice quarter. Very solid

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14542

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

I'm curious about the range cap too. Wasn't there something about average stage length of 1000 miles, with Delta to pay more if they exceed that?

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

So it looks like BOS will be tied for the first A220 Destination in the USA! Delta announced today that the first A220 routes will be bookable starting tomorrow. https://news.delta.com/delta-s-new-a220-narrowbody-coming-sale-january-debut Flights start January 31st 2019 From the LGA base to both BO...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14542

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

BOS-LGA makes sense for providing a lot of people opportunities to get experience on the aircraft.

A lot of those routes are heavy corporate / business traveler routes; Delta seems to be making a play for those customers on competitive routes with AA/UA.

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by tlecam
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 7207

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

What we currently have is what we will have for the foreseeable future. It ain't perfect by any means, but it works....kinda. LGA, JFK, and EWR are what we are going to have for the foreseeable future. Maaaaaayyyybe a new terminal here or there, but that's it. There will be no new airport. This. An...

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by tlecam
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:41 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: 11198

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

AA BOS-DFW JAN 7>5[6] FEB 7>6[6] AA BOS-JFK JAN 5>4[2.0] AA BOS-LAX JAN 6>4[5] FEB 6>5[5] AA BOS-ORD JAN 10>6[7] FEB 10>8[7] AA BOS-PHX JAN 4>3[4] Interesting; BOS must be fairly weak across the board for AA in Jan. The trimmed a flight a day YoY in January, but resumed normal levels in Feb for the ...

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by tlecam
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 7207

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

I appreciate the creativity, OP. I don't think that this approach is viable for a number of reasons, but once in awhile a crazy idea sticks. The number one hurdle for this idea is political; the eminent domain required for this to work does not have the support of the people or the politicians. Memo...

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by tlecam
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17234

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

The DL flight will work and with a nonstop will encourage some DL customers to use it expanding the market. TRUE travelers know about places around the world. Most Americans are dumber than dumb and clueless when it comes to geography...a proven fact. I suspect the vast majority now running to Croa...

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by tlecam
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 12919

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

This is an extremely misleading thread starter extrapolated from an absurd article by Bill Murphy. Doug Parker never said "our crowded planes are much more comfortable". What he did say, and it happens to be true, is that new generation slimline seats at 30 inches of pitch provide more le...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 12919

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

It’s just such a weird (and unnecessary) argument for him to make - “The whole definition of pitch needs to be better understood.” If he wants to say - he we reduced pitch, but the new seats are more comfortable for reasons x, y and z- go for it. I’m not sure I’ll buy it but whatever. But pitch, at ...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17135

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

I do it all the time. LIRR Jamaica AirTrain. Quick. Cheap. Frequent. It is no Heathrow Express, but it is the best America can do thanks to union benefits, litigation and liability. It gets the job done What is the nightmare? I agree. And while the Heathrow Express is a nice 15 minute ride, it cost...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17135

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

T2 can not disappear fast enough. I cringe everytime I see my flight departing from that terminal. It has exactly one thing going for it; the walk from security to the gate takes 11 seconds, tops (without traffic). Unfortunately, there are usually millions of human speedbumps crammed into a space th...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17135

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

How is it a nightmare by rail? Try it once and you'll see for yourself. I will never make that mistake again! I live in NYC and use it pretty frequently. AirTran access to 4 subway lines an LIRR (which is probably the fastest way to Manhattan) is pretty good. I regularly take the E and the A trains.

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17135

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

How is it a nightmare by rail?

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by tlecam
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Has anyone done DL/AF to Jet connections to go to India recently? How was the experience? They advertise on their website that you can connect through AMS or CDG to get to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai or Bangalore.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17234

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

For at least the foreseeable future, B6 and DL are going to co-exist in Boston. I don’t think the nature of that coexistence is binary (e.g. compete to the death or complimentary offerings and avoid each other entirely). It’s going to be both. The real battle (for both of them) is when they start to...

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by tlecam
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 3644

Free Wifi coming on DL?

Just read this article. http://skift.com/2018/09/28/delta-ceo-declares-free-in-flight-wi-fi-is-coming/ I haven’t seen anything official from DL, but if so, I think this will be popular with consumers. Will be interesting to see how this performs with everyone using it, even on the newer “fast” WiFi ...

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by tlecam
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Wow! That was quick!

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

As an aside, I did not realize how popular YUL is for a connecting point to/from Europe from BOS. On my BOS-YUL flight the other day there were 25 people connecting to European cities, 19 of which were going to ATH alone. Yeah, YYZ is also a really popular connecting point to/from BOS. I flew to ZA...

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I have no idea how this translates into passenger numbers, but I know from a professional standpoint, there’s a lot of business growth in the US and Europe because both economies are growing at the same time. The US economic growth in terms of wages and tax relief also benefits the demographic that ...

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Re: BA and AA. I’ve done both long haul. AA can be great on the 773, but it just sucks on a 763 or a 757. I despise BA’s frontward / backward layout and I get motion sickness when facing backwards. It’s why I fly DL or VS. :-). Nice to have options.

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Interesting news and speculation. Delta would surprise me. Their seating on 777s isn’t much different than the 333, and they don’t fly any routes that can use the range. Maybe with the Premium Select installations and upcoming remodels of the 777s, they’re shifting fleet around. In that sense, the s...

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by tlecam
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5409

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I don't disagree with this. DTW is a great airport to connect through; the trains make it easy to get from gate to gate. I also like the Westin hotel attached to the airport with its own security entrance, and I've used it many times.

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It's interesting when DL 58 leaves from A6 - the main terminal is jammed.

There was a post on twitter showing winds and wind gusts in the Ireland airports - apparently Shannon was worse than Dublin. It looked like they had to do a go-around when they attempted to land.

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by tlecam
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Not nearly as exciting as a new route, but I read on Airlineroutes that AF is swapping to a 789 for the low months - Jan to march.

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?
Replies: 32
Views: 3947

Re: Could DL launch MIA-CDG?

AF (JV partner with DL) already flies a daily 773 and AA flies a daily 777. Are you asking if Delta will launch a second daily flight within the JV wiht DL? Or a replacement to the AF flight? Either way, I think flights between CDG and MIA will be operated by AF and AA respectively. AF owns the Pari...

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Interesting market. FRA isn't a particularly large leisure market, although it does provide access to a lot of Europe by rail. As others mentioned, I might have gone after FCO or even Milan, which Alitalia leaves relatively under-served. Perhaps my bias is showing; I find Frankfurt to be a perfectly...

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by tlecam
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I just saw the same thing. I did not see that coming. It’s been discussed numerous times; Berlin is an interesting city. It is huge, but the demographics, plus history, leave it with fewer flights. I’m not sure I’d use the word under-served, because the economy hasn’t been there over the past 3 deca...

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by tlecam
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone know which airlines have pilot and FA bases in BOS? B6, obviously. Last I knew, I don’t think that DL had a pilot base in BOS, but that they did have a FA base. I believe that AA had pilot and FA bases courtesy of US Air, but I have no idea what remains. My last flight from BOS-MIA, a 75...

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by tlecam
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Delta increasing frequencies on the PIT route, now that AA is bowing out. Up to 4 daily frequencies next May.

The Bahamasair route is interesting. I wonder what the trigger is?

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by tlecam
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12242

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

I don't know if it's loaded in the system yet. They loaded the MSP-ICN flights and announced that.

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by tlecam
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Ha - I was at A9, on the shuttle to LGA. Which departed 7 minutes early, was a short flight and proceeded to sit on the taxiway at LGA for 35 minutes.

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by tlecam
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Lucky's is a good alternative to Legal's, but is not quick. Having been a frequent visitor to the real Lucky's Lounge (my office used to be right around the corner), I wasn't impressed with Lucky's at terminal A :) I don't fly out of A often tho. I'm a UA FF and my go-to place at B is Stephanie's. ...

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by tlecam
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I learned a ton about Geneva in this thread; it's one of the few places in Europe that I haven't made it to in my travels. Another topic - I haven't been to the satellite in Terminal A in awhile (or I haven't paid attention) - after all the Friendly's closures, I was surprised to see one pop up at ...

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by tlecam
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I learned a ton about Geneva in this thread; it's one of the few places in Europe that I haven't made it to in my travels. Another topic - I haven't been to the satellite in Terminal A in awhile (or I haven't paid attention) - after all the Friendly's closures, I was surprised to see one pop up at T...

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by tlecam
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?
Replies: 31
Views: 3655

Re: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?

DL has, so far, mostly avoided going up against AA or UA hubs from BOS, unless they also have a presence on the other end. DL does not serve from BOS: - DFW - ORD - CLT - DEN - PHX - MIA (although I believe they tried this relatively recently). - IAD or DCA - IAH They do serve SFO, although that is ...

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by tlecam
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 14889

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

STT757 wrote:
questions wrote:
Are there plans, funding, timelines to complete T8?


That question has been lingering around here for 17 years.


T4 Pier A seems to be headed for the same fate. ;)

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by tlecam
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 14889

Re: ?≥

Let’s say 10x LAX 4x SFO 5x MIA 5x CLT 4x DCA Let’s say they bump up DFW and ORD just to keep their hands on some slots: 4x ORD 4x DFW Let’s say they bump up PHL with 4 rjs just to keep a few more 4x PHL And let’s keep a token 1 daily to partner hubs 1x LHR 1x BCN And CDG like they did in BOS for a...

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by tlecam
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I think that DL (and UA) have guessed correctly that flights to India require the infrastructure of a large connecting hub. EWR is better situated than Atlanta, since it captures a lot of higher revenue O&D traffic for the NYC area. HOwever, IMO, ATL is the right place for DL, compared to JFK - ...

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by tlecam
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12242

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Regarding the DTW impact - I don't think that the BOS flight or the MSP flight is bad for DTW. DL and KE are going to pump tons of traffic through ICN. It makes sense to quickly start connecting the DL US hubs. I wouldn't be surprised if DTW gets a second flight at some point. I also wouldn't be sur...

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by tlecam
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12242

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

chrisnh wrote:
rangercarp wrote:
777Mech wrote:
It's rather good to see some connecting traffic taken away from DTW.
And just why is that good?


Annnnnnddddd......here weeeeee gooooo.



That made me LOL.

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by tlecam
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

It also shows you B6 is completely behind the curve with respect to international expansion. B6 did well in the market and thanks to retrenchment from AA and DL in early 2000s at BOS. EK and new international carriers partnerships also worked fine for them. They are now dealing with an aggressive D...

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by tlecam
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1903
Views: 159023

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Intermingled in that article were Bastian's comments on the Boeing NMA, and how they need that plane as a replacement for the 757s and the 767s. I wonder how a plane that size would fit into Terminal A gates. I'd guess that the wings will be longer than the 767. I wonder if at some point, Delta will...

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by tlecam
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27474

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

Clearly you have never visited the Non-Av forum. It’s akin to reading the comments after a news story. I know better, and largely come here to learn rather than to bloviate about politics. =) Good call. Though gender, race, faith, etc are all discussed there as well, and quite often do not turn out...

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by tlecam
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27474

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

We know so little based upon what's been reported, I find it very hard to form any definitive opinion whatsoever. Alaska has said two things about the incident: "We mistakenly booked two people in one seat," and "We are deeply sorry for the situation, and are investigating the details...

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by tlecam
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 9959

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

A few anecdotes: Macquarie raised their outlook to "outperform" yesterday. I was looking at historical stock performance of UAL, DAL, AAL and XAL (NYSE airline index). UAL and DAL are clearly outperforming AAL. On a one year basis, XAL is down about 3%. UAL is up 19%; DAL is up 11%. AAL is...

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by tlecam
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27474

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

I have no idea what happened here. Not enough information to really say whether Cooley was discriminated against or not. Here’s an anecdotal, personal experience about implicit bias - my fiancé and I (we’re gay) were traveling back to the US from Europe in business class. This particular plane has s...

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by tlecam
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announcing Boston
Replies: 54
Views: 6874

Re: KLM announcing Boston

BOS is "hot" right now because of the knowledge economy and tech factors. You can see from the hotel prices and airline adds that there is massive influx of money to BOS happening. In fact I just found this. Boston had the MOST expensive hotel rooms of any US city in 2017. More than NY, S...

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by tlecam
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 9959

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

Folks....AA is NOT cutting capacity at any hubs, and they never such on the call. AA said they were cutting their capacity GUIDANCE. They will still be GROWING capacity in Q3 by 3.3% and GROWING capacity in Q4 by 1.6%, they will just be growing at a smaller rate than previously announced. This thre...

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