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by slowrambler
Tue May 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10860

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

ET's core profits annually come from: 1. Intra Africa flying 2. Cargo operations 3. Maintenance unit A vast majority of their long haul services make an "operating cash profit" but not "net profit". Having difficulty finding public documents that justify this. In particular I wo...

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by slowrambler
Mon May 07, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10860

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

ET's core profits annually come from: 1. Intra Africa flying 2. Cargo operations 3. Maintenance unit A vast majority of their long haul services make an "operating cash profit" but not "net profit". Having difficulty finding public documents that justify this. In particular I wo...

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by slowrambler
Mon May 07, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10860

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I'd like to see the receipts. There's just no way most/any of ET's longhaul network makes money. ET's profits for 2016-17 were $260M. What part of their network do you think makes the money? I’d guess anything within about a 6 hour radius from ADD pays for the rest of the network. Let me introduce ...

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by slowrambler
Sun May 06, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10860

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

MaverickM11 wrote:
I'd like to see the receipts. There's just no way most/any of ET's longhaul network makes money.


ET's profits for 2016-17 were $260M. What part of their network do you think makes the money?

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by slowrambler
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 509
Views: 39317

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

5: Austin, even if Delta makes us a focus city, will for an indefinite amount of time, be mostly an O&D airport. Split terminal operations shouldn't be that big of a deal, plus I imagine airlines wouldn't have their aircraft or partners split up between two terminals. A new, dedicated South Ter...

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by slowrambler
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5312

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

My understanding is the LUS aircraft still need to be operated with LUS flight attendants, so their itineraries touch LUS hubs. That said they can and do operate flights like SFO-DFW which aren't traditional US Airways routes.

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by slowrambler
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 73965

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

I am yet to encounter a remotely comfortable 787 Y experience (having not flown JAL). Together with the 10-abreast 777s, we are pretty much always going to have larger Y seats for one hour domestic mainline legs than for any international flights. But hooray for economics...

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by slowrambler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34177

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Such a pointless livery change. The old one looked good on pretty much any aircraft. It's not just a livery change, it's an entire brand refresh, the aircraft are not the main concern in this process... If the aircraft are such a minor part of a branding concept, they could have avoided changing th...

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by slowrambler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 8917

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

IMO, a smart, unorthodox move for the airline industry - Very Parkerish. What was very clear back at US - and I think it continues now at AA - is Parker doesn't believe in doing things for prestige unless they also make money (and more money than could be earned doing other things). I'm perfectly w...

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by slowrambler
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 33
Views: 4006

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

flyguy84 wrote:
How about someone take over the GVA airport... that place has got to be the worst airport in Europe.


Could only be said by someone who's never been to Luton.

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by slowrambler
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK
Replies: 56
Views: 9037

Re: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK

There's only 2 reasons I would go to the trouble to fly throuh JFK to connect to a foreign destination. Either I would have to get a fantastic price compared to what I could get from AUS or IAH, or I would have to get a flight at JFK that arrives at my destination in Europe and would require a conn...

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by slowrambler
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36133

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

Well, as we all know, it's not really about the blue at all; it's all about the Yellow Surprise.

Seriously, my first reaction to the new livery was "this is going to look terrible on a cloudy day", and apparently that was correct.

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by slowrambler
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17720

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

There's a certain number of legacy AA moaners who claim the pre-merger American was some kind of paradise and the antichrist Doug Parker and the flea-bitten US Airways turned it into hell. (As mentioned earlier in the thread, a good number of them are probably really most upset about AAdvantage chan...

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by slowrambler
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 25480

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

For CLT, do you mean 44,385,140?

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by slowrambler
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24519

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

As a counterargument: as a taller-than-average person, the contouring on the BA seats as they are now causes real lumbar problems (the bumps are just not where they need to be for me), and 1-2 inches of recline really helps the comfort level. The non-reclining exit row seats leave me in pain on a on...

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by slowrambler
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 17342

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

880dc8707 wrote:
I wouldn't do a PHK LGA for a JFK flight
I did AC PHL YYZ SCL better fare but also more convenient than bussing from LGA to JFK


Curious, did you ever consider PHL-MIA-SCL?

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by slowrambler
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-AMS
Replies: 80
Views: 15803

Re: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-

Completely different cases. You can't drive in reasonable time from JFK to CLT. It's a 2 hour drive to Philly from Penn Station. The only O&D I can imagine is long island to Philadelphia. Even then it only makes sense to fly on days when there are huge traffic jam. Even LGA to PHL is all connec...

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by slowrambler
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-AMS
Replies: 80
Views: 15803

Re: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-

I really can't say I buy the argument that this is to try to route PHL customers over JFK for international, sorry. The PHL-JFK times on (to choose a day) April 12 are 0650 0909 1040 1340 1530 1805 which (especially operated only with ERJs) does not look at all to me like an attempt to funnel PHL-In...

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by slowrambler
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6789

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

LAA was an airline of tired 772s crossing the Atlantic with four looped movies on the IFE in economy, the angle-flat "Next Generation Business Class" which was way behind its competitors, and an inability to run on schedule. I remember the first time I, coming from the LUS network, set foo...

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by slowrambler
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 10008

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

Oneworld does have a real issue with intra-Europe connectivity -their hubs are semi-useless for that. Unfortunately AB never really had the scale to viably compete with LH/LX/AF/KL.

Oneworld's great European failure was not getting LX while they had a chance...

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by slowrambler
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 12681

Re: Austin Texas Thread 2017

Hack, Austin doesn't even have a "Koreatown"-esque place where at least there's a block or two, or even just a strip mall, that has a clusters of Korean restaurants and/or Korean grocery stores (Doesn't have to be H-Mart, not even any mom and pop small Korean grocery). Actually it does - ...

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by slowrambler
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enhanced Security for Inbound Flights to USA Starts Thursday
Replies: 28
Views: 7946

Re: Enhanced Security for Inbound Flights to USA Starts Thursday

A little story about profiling. Years ago I flew LY to TLV (never again!), and was subjected to a 1-hour 'interview' at the check-in. I was going for business, am lilly white and of Scandinavian heritage. The hired help didn't care; she had a script to go through and because I didn't know my hotel ...

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by slowrambler
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19449

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

I do love how any AA at PHL thread immediately gets hijacked into one about JFK. On topic: I'm not sure there's that much more Europe to do; I kind of like the idea of GVA though I think they'd struggle with the 763 product. I think PHL-NRT isn't so insane, either; if you don't have a direct flight ...

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by slowrambler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16439

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

I doubt AUS would be getting a 744 if DY weren't entering the market and pushing the fares down. I just saw an article on a travel site about the upgauge and they found round trip fares on the inaugural 744 flight for under $800 in Y (I've never seen RT fares in Y on BA 190/191 under $1000) so my g...

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by slowrambler
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16439

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

AUS international arrivals with a full 744... :crowded:

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by slowrambler
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW
Replies: 50
Views: 6825

Re: Easyjet to feed Norwegian and WestJet at LGW

I'm a bit surprised that easyJet isn't making it easy to buy Plus fares etc. with this service - they actually bundle a lot of Norwegian options and don't give you a choice of easyJet fare levels when booking.

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by slowrambler
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19432

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

I think the general consensus is one of surprise that the AA/BA JV cannot make the largest US market and second largest U.K. market (after London) work on O&D alone. Them being large markets doesn't mean O&D between them is huge. The largest US market from Manchester, by a large margin, is ...

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by slowrambler
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19432

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

AA has no reason to operate JFK-MAN for connecting traffic; they have PHL-MAN for that. If AA decides that the local Manchester-New York market doesn't justify a flight on its own, not sure why they should fly it (pleasing JFK and MAN fanboys is not a reason).

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by slowrambler
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19432

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

If a market like PHL-BRU cannot work with substantial premium traffic on one end and plenty of US connections on the other, how is PHL supposed to work as a hub for all these secondary destinations? What substantial premium traffic? Is BRU generating some large number of business class passengers t...

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by slowrambler
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 349
Views: 43958

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

One wonders if the people complaining about the evolution of AA's NYC operations are the same people who confidently predicted that PHL and the other US hubs would be wound down in favor of the far superior AA ones...

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by slowrambler
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15048

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

And for those other Midwestern cities: These are America's worst cities for crime, employment, housing costs You are apparently unfamiliar with the difference between a core city and the metro area. Flights to DTW aren't just about the city of Detroit, any more than flights to SFO are purely about ...

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by slowrambler
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS
Replies: 78
Views: 13512

Re: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS

They add also you're just seeing what you want to see I think. Without data saying that they've been cutting just in these areas and adding in the other areas it's impossible to really tell. I kind of feel like AA is always in retreat mode. And DL is always grabbing market shares. I know it's not a...

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by slowrambler
Fri May 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 30535

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

It's been two weeks since the report surfaced in the media and nothing has happened yet. Maybe posters should calm down a little about this. After a while it just seems that people are throwing all kinds of stuff, mostly false, to see what sticks, just to make the current US Government look bad. Su...

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by slowrambler
Fri May 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 17046

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

I recently had the "pleasure" of an AA 763 JFK-ZRH. They made me pine for the days of the US 762s (and I never thought that would happen). 2-3-2 seating somehow made claustrophobic, sidewalls all scuffed up, original tiny overhead bins. Nope.

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by slowrambler
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 10754

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

The US , China and Europe are roughly the same square mileage (3.7 million, 3.7 million vs 3.9 million) Europe has EI, BA, IB, LH, SN, LX, AY, AZ, AF, KL, LO, TP, OS, SK as major long-haul international flag carrier airlines. Not to mention a number of LCC's and ULCCs. China has CA, MU, CZ, HU, MF,...

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by slowrambler
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 13451

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

Oh please. The airline has a manifest of the passengers on the flight. This has already been checked against the boarding pass at TSA. How does looking at everyone's IDs on a flight when deplaning help them find a person (who apparently wasn't even on the flight)? This is absolutely not normal. Yes,...

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by slowrambler
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 14930

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

EU countries are going to be very skittish about sharing data with the Trump administration (which has indicated it doesn't expect to consider non-US citizens' privacy rights, among other things). I wonder if that has any impact.

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by slowrambler
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meaning of "L" for southern European ICAO codes?
Replies: 26
Views: 4534

Re: Meaning of "L" for southern European ICAO codes?

Some of those allocations are seemingly random. HKG is VHHH , which someone listed as "South Asia", despite nothing related to India/SriLanka and a lot more reasonable to be assigned either "Z" or "W" based on geography. If it's like call signs, the V is related to bei...

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by slowrambler
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the biggest airport that is either all-Boeing or all-Airbus?
Replies: 52
Views: 9494

Re: What's the biggest airport that is either all-Boeing or all-Airbus?

Much easier to come up with airports that are all-Bombardier (in the US, anyway).

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by slowrambler
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 67
Views: 10288

Re: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?

During the late 90's and through most of the 2000's, USAirways would play some type of pan flute music during boarding. The same music was also heard when calling the toll free reservations line. Anyone identify this? Is this what you had in mind? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Duwwhqua4A (Sorry ...

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by slowrambler
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines offers Economy Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 3864

Re: Brussels Airlines offers Economy Plus

Sounds a bit like Finnair's Economy Comfort.

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by slowrambler
Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL / MLH / EAP Code Stupidity
Replies: 21
Views: 6043

RE: BSL / MLH / EAP Code Stupidity

Maybe someone can explain why <acronym title="Basle / Mulhouse - Euro (BSL / MLH / LFSB), France">BSL</acronym>/MLH has a different status compared to <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym>? Geneva has one airport code but both French and Swiss sec...

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by slowrambler
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Chooses ViaSat For 737 MAX Fleet
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

RE: AA Chooses ViaSat For 737 MAX Fleet

This is a bit confusing - how come the LUS 319s and 320s (but not 321s) get a new system, and the current LAA Airbuses and 737s don't?

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by slowrambler
Wed May 04, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Selects New Business Class Seat (B/E)
Replies: 60
Views: 15040

RE: AA Selects New Business Class Seat (B/E)

You are aware that many of these decisions were made pre-merger? And many people were cheering the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>-specific design of the 787 and 772 seats, instead of just taking a product off the shelf, which most likely US management would have done? <table b...

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by slowrambler
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX T4 To Tbit Connector Open (w/photos)
Replies: 38
Views: 12345

RE: LAX T4 To Tbit Connector Open (w/photos)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747-600X" class="quote" target="_blank">747-600X</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>This has to be have been a waste of mone...

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by slowrambler
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Majority Ownership Reverts Back To Government
Replies: 35
Views: 9469

RE: TAP Majority Ownership Reverts Back To Government

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rot371" class="quote" target="_blank">rot371</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Because government owned airlines are corrup...

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by slowrambler
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airline
Replies: 159
Views: 24037

RE: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airlin

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LGAviation" class="quote" target="_blank">LGAviation</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i> BZV and FIH on <acronym title="Ethi...

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by slowrambler
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US - Cuba Reach Agreement Restoring Air Service
Replies: 152
Views: 18066

RE: US - Cuba Reach Agreement Restoring Air Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#112" class="quote">Reply 112</a>):<br/><i>I can't see the U.S. government ...

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by slowrambler
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO Doug Parker Podcast/Interview
Replies: 39
Views: 8436

RE: AA CEO Doug Parker Podcast/Interview

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/commavia" class="quote" target="_blank">commavia</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>When Parker was talking in the interview...

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