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by ahj2000
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 60
Views: 21043

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

DAMN that’s a sleek plane.
Although, the armless roo is strange.

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by ahj2000
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 5951

Re: IAH Future Routes

Outside chance for CAI.....you have MS covering both coasts to Egypt(JFK and LAX), but nothing in the middle. Lots of Arabs and Middle Easterners in Texas. FCO......no local market for it........SFO is who really needs it. A) since when does EgyptAir serve LA?? B) I doubt Cairo, especially as the E...

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by ahj2000
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 16562

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

[twoid][/twoid] although it's not BOG, have to imagine that's gonna come soon, no? CLT would be cool even if AA do double daily already I would have to agree. Bogotá would be a nice addition, pero perhaps in LATAM country, UIO or GYE would be interesting as they have less TATL competition. Charlotte...

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by ahj2000
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM-AA JV close to be aproved by brazilian autorithies
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: LATAM-AA JV close to be aproved by brazilian autorithies

First, does anyone know why Ecuador and Argentina are excluded? I assume politics. Now, an answer Some benefits (Straight from the AA press release): Expanded network offerings, with access to more routes, frequencies and destinations More competitive fares Increased choices for customers Seamless c...

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brazil to start GRU-JFK service
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: Avianca Brazil to start GRU-JFK service

What does Avianca bring to the route ? AA, Delta and United have huge FF bases in New York and Brazil, AV only at the Brazilian end. AV is a distant third in the Brazilian market after GOL & Azul. German Efromovich is empire building, does he have the money to play in this Ocean with Latam and ...

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by ahj2000
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair claims to be treated badly at Warsaw Chopin
Replies: 19
Views: 3352

Re: Ryanair "treated badly" at Warsaw Chopin

SO does Ryanair just expect to be given things exactly as they want them for cheap with the threat of going to the EC? ULCC isn't a protected discrimination class...

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by ahj2000
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3615

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

Any word of GRU-CLT, ORD, or PHL? I wish but i doubt any of the three. And I really want CLT :) Charlotte is unnecessary when the huge hub at MIA is just a few hundred miles south, and serves most of the same traffic flows, an de AFAIK, all the ones that matter to Brazil. Philadelphia would end up ...

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by ahj2000
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 5951

Re: IAH Future Routes

I'm gonna throw this out there. IAH-FCO or CAI? Outside chance for CAI.....you have MS covering both coasts to Egypt(JFK and LAX), but nothing in the middle. Lots of Arabs and Middle Easterners in Texas. FCO......no local market for it........SFO is who really needs it. A) since when does EgyptAir ...

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by ahj2000
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 53
Views: 8154

Re: Alaska new livery update

[threeid][/threeid] I really like the new livery! I was worried before it got revealed because I've found many recent livery updates to be disappointing, but AS nailed it. It looks particularly sharp on the E175, can't wait to see it on the Q400. Not the real thing but... https://www.google.com/imgr...

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8234

Re: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI

Best of luck to O6, but I wonder how LATAM and AA will respond.
Thanks Enilria!

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by ahj2000
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippines Airlines loads YYZ nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 5052

Philippines Airlines loads YYZ nonstop

From Airlineroute:
Actual schedule based on the airline’s PDF schedule listing (16DEC17 – 10MAR18) as follow.

PR118 MNL1615 – 1755YYZ 773 357
PR118 MNL1620 – 1800YYZ 773 6

PR119 YYZ0015 – 0545+1MNL 773 x235

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by ahj2000
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: De Juniac: let low-cost daughters join

Um...no. Sounds to me like Transavias in the can and AFKL needs help.
Personally, I wouldn't be surprised to see IAG make a WizzAir attempt in the future though.

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by ahj2000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 23162

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Wow. That was unexpected. Best of luck to them but I have to say I wonder how it will do. Most cnnx out of Houston could probably be made from LA or SF, except perhaps Latin America, right? And ULH is expensive...anyway, interested to see we how this'll work.

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by ahj2000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17162

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Virgin Australia sells Business, Premium Economy, Y+ (extra legroom seats with a few perks) and standard Y which seems like a model that some airlines could adopt. I thought DL was going to do the same but they're scrapping Delta Comfort on flights with Premium Economy. As does AA on 787 and eventu...

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by ahj2000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4666

Re: MCI Happenings

Honestly now that there's a Starbucks available in A, KCI is great to fly into. It's 20 yards to the door from the plane on some gates, security is almost never bad, and the entire concept is very O/D friendly. No growth though, I guess, unless A is reopened What? MCI is easily one of the worst air...

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by ahj2000
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 4666

Re: MCI Happenings

Honestly now that there's a Starbucks available in A, KCI is great to fly into. It's 20 yards to the door from the plane on some gates, security is almost never bad, and the entire concept is very O/D friendly. No growth though, I guess, unless A is reopened

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by ahj2000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34591

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

Good for them! That livery needs larger titles....

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by ahj2000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery
Replies: 38
Views: 11698

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils Negaraku livery

MH needs to rebuild its brand badly. An ad campaign coupled with a strong and *consistent* look and feel across the fleet is a must. The current mish mash of liveries that look like they were designed by 5-year-olds on bring your kids to wok day are bad. This latest special livery is fine/inoffensi...

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by ahj2000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 8671

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

I cannot answer OP as I'm not a wizard or Miss Cleo, but... My next "wave" airline livery wishlist: 1. Korean Air reflective of cabin crew uniform colors i.e. celadon, ivory, etc., 2. United Airlines w/ Polaris logo, 3. Air France in the monochromatic Air France Asie color. (I fell in lov...

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by ahj2000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 54
Views: 8584

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

Would suck if CX leaves ow - would take away just about the only reliable avenue for premium AA redemptions. Having said that, I cannot see why CX would benefit from either ST or *A over ow. OW may be smaller but all the airlines are big hitters IMO. AA/BA/QF/JL/CX cover the majority of the world's...

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by ahj2000
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3615

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

Any word of GRU-CLT, ORD, or PHL? I wish but i doubt any of the three. And I really want CLT :) Charlotte is unnecessary when the huge hub at MIA is just a few hundred miles south, and serves most of the same traffic flows, an de AFAIK, all the ones that matter to Brazil. Philadelphia would end up ...

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by ahj2000
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review
Replies: 28
Views: 7510

Re: AA And 787 Options/A350 Order Review

Cancelling the A350 and ordering 787 instead, does cost extra money. Converting to A321neo seems possible, but AA has already 100 A321neo on order and 310 options. Converting to A330neo could be, but only 9 A330-300 are getting old and other frames would than have to replace 767. Looking at single ...

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by ahj2000
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13814

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

All This 3/4/3 bashing is ridiculous. People herald the Emirateses and The Qatars of the world, but as soon as an American or a European airline does it, they get flak.
Double standard IMO

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by ahj2000
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 2339

Re: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

What is interesting is that AA doesn't even market JFK as a domestic connecting hub. For example west coast to DC or BOS routes me through PHL or CLT or occasionally LAX (nonstop). JFK is not intended to be a domestic-to-domestic hub. It's positioned for domestic-to-international connections and NY...

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!
Replies: 73
Views: 8143

Re: Sun Country outlines 2018 expansion plans: CVG, MKE, IND, Northeast, and more!

Best of luck but that is a lot of a/c in a very short time. I'm cautiously hopeful this works for them

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by ahj2000
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 8422

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

CFG isn't surprising. It is a small city (less than 250.000 iirc) and until tourism opens, it had little chance. I guess LAX-MCI was the same as LAX-MSP, but it still stings, especially as Delta can do 2x and WN does 3x. Good to see the DL cuts in CLT have been reversed, seeing as they want to grow ...

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by ahj2000
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 10595

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

They may indeed have a crew shortage for all I know, but even if they do, the fact that they're dropping this flight out of all of their long-haul flights indicates that, at best, SJC is performing relatively poorly. Do they operate any of their other FRA-USA flights on A340s? Philly, Tampa, and ma...

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by ahj2000
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 2339

Re: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

75 is quite low. I'm not quite as pessimistic about domestic routes as you are, especially as AA has decided they are going to fight for Denver, on a business day schedule. Also, Dublin might stay and eventually go year-round, as EI will eventually join the JV. I do, however see Edinburgh ending, as...

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by ahj2000
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Youngstown Airport?
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Future of Youngstown Airport?

Hello all, Now that Allegiant has scheduled its final Youngstown flights, what's next for this little airport? It is quite close to Akron, but nearby Erie has flights even though it is smaller than Youngstown and only about half an hour further from the nearest airport (Akron vs Buffalo) Could YNG e...

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by ahj2000
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 444
Views: 41504

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I think it will be St. Louis and Indianapolis once the 787-8s arrive ... Unless somebody else has mentioned that on here already?? No time to read the whole thread... So I have a few predictions for BA's next US destinations. They're as follows (in order): 1. CMH or IND: Would fill what is a large ...

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by ahj2000
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10225

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

Air Canada has not ceased to amaze me for several years now. I know that Canadians travel abroad more than Americans, but the sheer amount of international routes from Canada is amazing.

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by ahj2000
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to serve Miami
Replies: 33
Views: 2255

Re: Next airline to serve Miami

c933103 wrote:
How about African airlines?

RAM could work, given that they want to be closer to Oneworld and that they could offer many AA cnnx to Latin América and the US.

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by ahj2000
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3604

Re: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018

Definitely a good addition for AY. As suggested by others, I'd agree that the likes of PUS, CTS would be ideal as their next new additions, especially as neither have Europe service. Surprised at no Urumqi yet (with internationally configured narrow-body A321s), given the strength of the Finnair br...

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by ahj2000
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 250
Views: 31717

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

Dare I say "Bremen" for the "B" city? Home of Beck's. And it is a city that has been a bit overlooked. Cologne, which had been ignored, recently got a bunch of long-haul flights on Eurowings. But the question is "can BRE can handle a wide-body?" "D"--- Denver...

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by ahj2000
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....
Replies: 15
Views: 6306

Re: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....

Somebody get Comair some 737s and/or E-Jets fast!!

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Talks With United Continue in Bid for Latam Dominance
Replies: 16
Views: 2737

Re: Avianca's Talks With United Continue in Bid for Latam Dominance

Not to mention the pending JV between LATAM and AA. Is that really pending? Shocking that competition regulators didn't laugh the application off. I'm surprised too, although I wonder if a UA/AV/O6 JV would give AA/JJ/LA a higher likelihood. Chile and Brasil, and to a smaller extent Perú, would be ...

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E is complete
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: DFW Terminal E is complete

It is about time. I remember being on US AIRWAYS flights being moved to the satellite for renovations.
Now if they'd do something about C...

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35624

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

No. The merger gave AA two things it never had: a northeast European hub (PHL) and a true southeast hub (CLT), and they could be the undisputed leader of both. Why would they throw that away? MIA is in the southeast, last time I checked. CLT and PHL are within driving distance of one another. It's ...

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Talks With United Continue in Bid for Latam Dominance
Replies: 16
Views: 2737

Re: Avianca's Talks With United Continue in Bid for Latam Dominance

LATAM dominance seems a bit of a stretch - all of the Avianca's combined are what, half the size of LATAM Group? Smaller? Not to mention the pending JV between LATAM and AA. LA/JJ is larger than AV/O6 in evey competing country market except Colombia, correct? LATAM has cero coverage in Central Amer...

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flyadeal aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 2719

Re: First Flyadeal aircraft

Quite a royal purple for a budget airline...

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by ahj2000
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwanda and Benin to set up joint airline
Replies: 12
Views: 1768

Re: Rwanda and Benin to set up joint airline

A quick update: Starting the 30th of September, first routes 3x weekly from Cotonou will be Conakry in Guinea, Bamako, Mali and Dakar, Senegal. If RwandAir wants to start New York, better to do it via DKR or direct? While nonstop KGL-NYC is a long way for a flight that will ultimately have a low yi...

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by ahj2000
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 7057

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Internally AA may have announced more gates are coming at DFW and CLT. Not sure where they are coming from. There aren't any gates in Dallas left other than Terminal E, so I imagine they're going to put some other carriers in the Satellite and let AA use the southern E gates. (It has been a year or...

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by ahj2000
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Norwegian fly to Canada?
Replies: 34
Views: 7620

Re: Why doesn't Norwegian fly to Canada?

I could see them in Montréal but not Toronto. Toronto is cramped, competitive, and expensive. Montréal, slightly less so. YHM will never work unless there is transit, such as a direct GO line or even better a UP-type line, stopping perhaps at Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga downtowns ins...

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by ahj2000
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM/LAN retires 777F
Replies: 23
Views: 5876

Re: LATAM/LAN retires 777F

DID ANY of them wear LATAM colors?

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by ahj2000
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103644

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

They are operating with a 787-8. :checkmark: The 787 is the ideal aircraft for a market like this where competition is intense, yields will be challenging and AA is at a competitive disadvantage. Interestingly, the route is currently loaded as a 787-9 beginning 25 March. Perhaps they believe that t...

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by ahj2000
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico

If the current aviation bilaterals do not legally allow it, then it would be illegal. But it would be interesting to see an independent Puerto Rico (taking its debt with them, and no longer accepting US government aid) establish itself as a low tax center of commerce between North and South America...

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by ahj2000
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to launch Azul Uruguay
Replies: 32
Views: 6064

Re: Azul to launch Azul Uruguay

Pu752 wrote:
First of 3 already painted in France:

AT6 "Uruguay es Azul"

Image

Uruguay es Azul, con una foto de Brasil...

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by ahj2000
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10723

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

About time. If it's anything like CLT, the flights will be 100% full plus jumpseaters everyday. B6 seems to do very well JFK-southern cities. SAV, JAX, CHS, CLT, IAD and now ATL. And seems to struggle on JFK-midwest Then why haven't they tried expanding CLT service? A third to JFK would be great, as...

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by ahj2000
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant?
Replies: 82
Views: 7642

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

Would Allegiant Air seek a sublease of the AA gates that are currently in use by Alaska Airlines at Dallas Love Field? If Allegiant Air intends to start service out of Dallas Love Field, Allegiant Air would be entitled to access to gates at Dallas Love Field under Subsection (a) of Section 5 of the...

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by ahj2000
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ and AV sign codeshare deal
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: SQ and AV sign codeshare deal

Just Bogotá? Why not anything further, like Lima, São Paulo, or Buenos Aires?

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