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by tlecam
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1384
Views: 115972

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: 27
Views: 3064

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: 86
Views: 9997

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: 86
Views: 9997

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: 1384
Views: 115972

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: 72
Views: 9064

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: 72
Views: 9064

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: 1384
Views: 115972

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: 1384
Views: 115972

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: 26558

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: 26558

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: 71
Views: 9603

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: 26558

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
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 71
Views: 9603

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

AA's pre-tax margin here is 5.6%. CLT and DFW are clearly far and away their most profitable hubs. PHL and MIA are likely more profitable than PHX given AA's dominance there. They have over 50% market share at DCA. Their probably below average in profit at ORD. At this point, PHX looks like at best...

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by tlecam
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9797

Re: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

They may only be 16 years old, but the design and technology are from the 80's; not exactly a modern ship. You know, with all the money DL has made they need to get rid of these dinosaur's they have been flying. Quit being so cheap to fly planes designed before your crews were born. As a passenger,...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8270

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

TerminalD wrote:

Paper freaking cards that say the order of the items to be served? This is shock and awe people. Upgraded cutlery!?!?!? I need my blood pressure medicine.


You made me LOL.

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9797

Re: DL 767-400's to receive Delta One Suites 2019

Great news. I'm curious to see what mods will need to be made to the suites to fit in the 763 and 764.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 90217

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I think Airbus could have a very slight advantage, but not because of any burned bridges; but because they could offer a very well rounded package across the C-Series and A32x - beyond just the sale/price of the aircraft. Burned bridges can be repaired very quickly when it comes to dollars and cents...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13490

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

I tend to think that this will go the way of BOS-DTW. What do you mean by that? DL and B6 drove Spirit off from DTW-BOS but DL and B6 are still slugging it out on r/t fares as low as $127. DTW-BOS wasn't cheap going back a decade (pre-merger NW) with fares typically $350+. Exactly that - they'll bo...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13490

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

I tend to think that this will go the way of BOS-DTW. Good for B6; fills a remaining hole in the network. Will be interesting to see what (if anything) DL does.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Boeing’s Bombardier Fight Blows Up in Its Face Boeing thought it was picking on a pipsqueak. Instead it has drawn its biggest rival to the fight. Airbus EADSY -0.31% ’ surprise deal announced late Monday to take control of Bombardier’s CSeries jet program is a coup for the European aerospace giant....

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180145

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

My take: - I am glad that the C-Series will be built. I think it's a win for the flying public. - I wish that the duopoly had some real competition - that would be better for the flying public. - It is wild to think that Airbus and Bombardier will now own the 100-150 seat segment that Boeing and MD ...

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by tlecam
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41160

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

I apologize, I’ve been reading this thread but I don’t understand some of how this works in Europe. Does this mean that LH will fly the long haul routes out of Berlin? I saw that they acquired 80 planes or so, and I understand what is being discussed regarding the intro-German flying but I’m less cl...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 15971

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

I think it would be a perfect aircraft for CLT and ATL. Giving passengers the ability to avoid EWR, JFK, PHL and instead use CLT and ATL for transatlantic connection. Expect the US Big 3 to be on the order sheet fairly quickly I had CLT in mind as well. I also think that PHL, DTW, MSP could see add...

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by tlecam
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 15971

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

If an AvGeek can’t imagine and hypothesize and wonder on a.net, where can he or she? There’s a lot of wet hens in here. Here are my guesses (sorry for not having confirmed sources with the heads of route planning at all carriers) - replace 763/757 tatl and South America - US hubs to Secondary Europe...

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by tlecam
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12657

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

I flew Delta Shuttle on ORD-LGA almost exclusively because of the MAT. I guess I won't anymore. I fly the BOS shuttle a lot, and I felt the same way when it moved from MAT. But, the shuttle gates in Terminal C are pretty convenient - not a long walk from security, and a SkyClub right close by. I ha...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11879

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

My take - the time for a re-brand will be when all of the merger activities are completed; all crews integrated and all that. At that point, it could make sense to re-brand, but if they do, I doubt that they'll look to history; the vision and strategy will be centered around a new, cohesive company ...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172413

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Regarding MEM, I wouldn't be surprised if RDU/SEA/BOS get added at some point, but that's about it. I also wouldn't be surprised if they didn't get added.

I have no idea on SAT. I don't know much about the market. It doesn't strike me as attractive as say, BNA or AUS.

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

Some of it is also location - in that Ronkonkoma if pretty far out onto the island and the population density skews closer to the city. It’s not like tons of people are driving past ISP to get to JFK or LGA. Some are, of course and there’s nothing to say that people couldn’t drive in the opposite di...

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by tlecam
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172413

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Q1 2017 Table 6 Data was released recently. Here's top 10 unserved markets in PDEW. Winter is tough for BOS for these smaller markets though SAT seems like a viable option even with three airlines serving BOS-AUS. SAT - 132 TUS - 82 MEM - 76 ABQ - 75 SDF - 72 EYW - 64 RNO - 60 BHM - 55 MSN - 54 GRR...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4572

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

For me, these upgrades fall into the category of good will gestures. I don't pay for first on short haul flights, but I will pay for it on flights beyond 4 hours and on long haul international. I fly DL a lot and generally have a positive view of the airline in part because they have come through wi...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16301

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

I'm curious about what the growth goals mean for the fleet. It seems like there is a pretty big gap between the largest of the RJ's and the smallest of the mainline, especially since UA has been clear that they're not interested the C series, and also given the scope clauses they have regarding addi...

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by tlecam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4784

Re: New England Patriots 767

They often fly out of PVD - in fact, other than for big championship / Super Bowl send offs which typically use BOS, I would say they use PVD almost all of the time. Visiting teams often stay at hotels in Providence too. It's much closer to Foxboro, where the stadium is, than Boston, especially when...

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by tlecam
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11584

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

From AA's standpoint, I think it's a matter of whether their presence is satisfactory for AA's corporate contracts, and I suspect that it is. In general, I think that's AA's approach to NYC. They are catering to O&D corporate travelers in the largest market in the country. As for whether that st...

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by tlecam
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172413

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I flew through Terminal A a lot this summer - granted it was peak travel season - but wow is that terminal packed in the mornings and evenings. I don't think Delta could schedule ORD or DC until it has more gate space.

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by tlecam
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 1580

AA 737/321 Cabin Updates

I apologize if there is already a thread on the AA fleet - I follow the Delta NB and WB threads, but searched several topics and didn't find a similar thread for AA. Please delete if this is already being discussed. I thought that this from the last page here (http://c.hub.aa.com/email/arrivals/2017...

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5564

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

According to the twitter announcement, iMessage, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp will be supported.

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16351

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

I fly VS 330, VS 789, DL 763, DL 764 and DL 333's across the pond fairly regularly - all of then within the past few months. I do not find a substantial difference between them that would drive any sort of flight decision. I do prefer all aisle access, which is how I got to flying Delta in the first...

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13288

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

It's hard for me to believe that with corporate contracts, Skyteam won't serve CDG-PHL. The pharmaceutical industries alone in the Philly / Jersey / Delaware area and in France should provide a decent amount of support for the route.

Time for me to retire from my armchair CEO gig.

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10035

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

I agree - DL's presence on BOS-SFO is squarely aimed at it's BOS based corporate customers, with two business friendly timed flights per day.

UA and B6 are duking it out for route supremacy.

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172413

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Parker said in remarks today that BOS will always be a spoke; doesn't intend to compete with B6 and DL to grow the hub, per Edward Russell from FlightGlobal.

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35707

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The comments about the small fleet make sense, but they're interesting when thinking about alternatives for the wide body fleet - what are AA's options long term? All Boeing 787/777? A mix of 339/787/777? Would a carrier AA's size put all of their wide body eggs in one manufacturer basket (Boeing?) ...

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58577

Re: DL Future Expansion

Minor comment - Aus-Bos started this week I believe. Or rather, it flew Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on a 319 this week.

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172413

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I was checking DL flight schedules from BOS-DUB - starting October, DL makes this flight Thu-Sun through the end of October. Anyone knows how DL is doing on his flight segment? Last week, saw a new DL destination show-up - BUF on the Terminal A board. Next week, this will be even more busier board ...

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by tlecam
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35707

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Question - if the MoM is ever actually built, would AA be interested as a replacement for some of those 767?

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian announces premium economy
Replies: 5
Views: 2052

Austrian announces premium economy

http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com ... y-section/
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Saw this today, from one of my favorite airlines to fly.

Please delete if a dupe - I couldn't find any other threads.

http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com ... y-section/

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80511

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

Wow - impressive summary. Very interesting. For some reason, I thought that there were bigger swings between summer peak flying and non-peak.

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by tlecam
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172413

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Yeah I agree. I also wonder who does the ground ops - isn't there usually someone assigned to watching the wing on push back?

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by tlecam
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 172413

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

http://www.universalhub.com/2017/winter ... n-snowbank

Lufthansa and Massport in a bit of a quarrel.
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http://www.universalhub.com/2017/winter ... n-snowbank

Lufthansa and Massport in a bit of a quarrel.

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by tlecam
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 36115

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Congrats to UA and Airbus! Pretty exciting news. Since we're only 6 years away from the first arrival. I'm not all that familiar with how UA uses the 772ER's but from the comments in the press release ("across 7 hubs") it sounds like they'll be used broadly across the network, unlike DL wh...

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