https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/69797-american-airlines-gets-priority-in-gate-allocation-at-miami "American Airlines gets priority in gate allocation at Miami" American receives priority access at 61 of the 140 gates. How does this compare to their priority access now? Is that an ...Jump to post
Would be a shame, but I can see why it would happen. Similar to AA there are a few ways to 'compensate' Airbus, but would Airbus play hardball to avoid losing the only customer for the -800? While it doesn't look great now, I think the A338 could get a new lease of life (pun intended) as the A330ne...Jump to post
Well, I expect AA will keep an Airbus wide body order rather than cancel. Don't see a conversion to A320 neo. Rather than 359 I am leaning towards a 339 order to replace 333 and 763 trans-atlantic ex MIA and PHL and JFK. That is certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. And I imagine attractiv...Jump to post
Did you read any of the posts in this topic before you started banging on your keyboard? Especially the one 2 up that talks of the constraints due to traffic and road limitations or did that one just go over your head? I don't like sitting in any traffic that doesn't allow for productivity and wait...Jump to post
Some thoughts living 'near' BWI: - I think some PCT controllers run/have been fed aircraft close together for no real reason. Weather was great, but 'Maintain 160 knots' to multiple aircraft 8+ miles out transitioning ANTHM+RAVNN to Rwy 10. That seemed to have resulted in avoidable noise. - Not sur...Jump to post
Ostrower on Twitter reporting that Boeing to increase production rate to 14, and the accounting block has increased by 100 frames. I don't have a link I can post yet.Jump to post
gatechae wrote:In TUL, departures are on ground floor, arrivals on second. So there are exceptions to the rule.
Yet people still choose not to wear seatbelts. If 7 crew members were injured and only 3 passengers, then the seatbelt sign was probably on and people buckled up. It is possible to get injured while in your seat with your seatbelt fastened. 7 crew members is a bit concerning. The flight crew must n...Jump to post
I feel the number 7 has become a part of the Boeing brand so stepping away from that would be a mistake. Why not move the variant digit over one and use the (as yet) untainted 9 in the middle. So subsequent aircraft would be the 791, 792, and so on... I don't know if that's viable since the IATA de...Jump to post
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:"The 15 new aircraft, which were delivered to Saudia from 1997 onward ....
Rare has to be landing on DFW 13L or 31L. Those are the crosswind runways, but those approach paths take you across 4 other active runways. The current google images show tire marks on 31L and I've previously seen google imagery of touchdown marks on 13L before, but it had to have been an after hour...Jump to post
SonOfABeech wrote:Is it me, or this took a lot less time than the 767?
When AA had the TUL-LAX flight, it was always full. So there is demand, just don't know if the yields are worth it. It's crazy how much more service OKC gets than TUL. When you employ thousands of people in Tulsa, I'm not surprised. Yeah, I'm not surprised an AA flight to an AA hub from their large...Jump to post
TUL seems to offer incentives ever few years to get new coastal flights. Currently the only flights to the coasts are BWI and LAX on Allegiant, and I suspect those flights are taking advantage of incentives. At one point, I want to say AA served LAX and UA definitely served EWR, but the drop in oil ...Jump to post
DFW actually does, indeed, already function as a meaningful connecting point between Asia and South America. AA does substantial business at DFW linking the five nonstop Asian destinations (NRT, ICN, PEK, PVG and HKG) on one side of the hub with the five nonstop South America destinations (BOG, UIO...Jump to post
Thanks for posting this, always enjoy reading through this information.Jump to post
One challenge that's been brought up before with BWB is the width. It will be a huge cost to reconfigure gates if a narrow body version is wider than the current A320 and B737. Long term, I think if there was a doubling of capacity with BWB (two 4-6 across tubes as opposed to one 6 across tube) if t...Jump to post
Could the C-Series fill a niche in HA's fleet by replacing or supplementing the 717s? The CS300 would increase capacity on the interisland routes from 123 (717) to ~130-140 per flight depending on how tightly packed Economy is. http://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-close-to-approving-alask...Jump to post