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by grbauc
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 160
Views: 19212

Re: SEAT Law coming?

Amen. This board is inundated with posters who complain about seat width, seat pitch, that they want better food on flights, and they're willing to pay more to get more. And every time someone points out that they can get what they want in F, J, or Y+, these broke high rollers respond that it costs...

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by grbauc
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 129
Views: 7971

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Overbooking is another one of those laws that benefit the industry at the expense of the consumer. Yet airlines screw customers by giving them travel vouchers which are usually hard to redeem instead of actual cash/cheque. Its time there was something done to dial back this and customers compensate...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL expands MIA-HAV
Replies: 24
Views: 4755

Re: DL expands MIA-HAV

14 out of 21 slots are being applied for, right? So why would AA not be allowed to try for 7? True. I should have been more clear - I was making that comment in the context of my earlier comment hypothesizing about other airlines also applying for slots. I agree that, hypothetically, if no other ai...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL expands MIA-HAV
Replies: 24
Views: 4755

Re: DL expands MIA-HAV

Well, if competitors like DL and B6 are applying for additional South Florida to HAV service, there's almost no chance the DOT would opt to strengthen AA's leading position over awarding the additional slots to a competitor. I agree. Despite the fact that AA probably has the highest likelihood of f...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 261
Views: 19480

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Time to outfit flight attendants with body cams. The union will fight it just like police unions do. It may actually show their actions as wrong and they don't want that. This sum's it up nicely: Finally, perhaps it’s time for the major airlines to consider what their industry is doing to both its ...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 261
Views: 19480

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

There's gotta be a full moon somewhere. There was so much United bashing last week that i felt compelled to defend United and took a lot of abuse here on this board. .so with that said. I'm probably going to get slammed again. BUT, Nobody knows how hard their job is, unless you have their job, this...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 261
Views: 19480

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

God its like High School. One of the worst thing about the internet is the offended outraged jump to conclusion with no real evidence, look at me crowd that has birthed from it. I hate with these kind of treads and wish they would go right over to Flyer talk. So A-net could maybe still be a place wh...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position
Replies: 37
Views: 7116

Re: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position

While to the normal person this looks like nothing, this is actually a big demotion for Munoz at the top. Being Chairman of the Board would ensure that he could be in full overall control of the airline from the stock owners on down. Now, because of this, he is still going to be at the beck and cal...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL expands MIA-HAV
Replies: 24
Views: 4755

Re: DL expands MIA-HAV

I wonder why AA hasn't tried to pick up more.

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 130
Views: 22088

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

I mean if leaving JFK was a mistake, they can always go back. I fail to see the point. So now what? To me the biggest question Id like to A-net discuss is what now and how far will UA go towards making EWR into a a proper HUB airport? To change the Narrative on EWR is building new terminals possibl...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 130
Views: 22088

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

To me the biggest question Id like to A-net discuss is what now and how far will UA go towards making EWR into a a proper HUB airport? To change the Narrative on EWR is building new terminals possible? They are supposed to be reconstructing and expanding Terminal A. As for being a "proper"...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL expands MIA-HAV
Replies: 24
Views: 4755

Re: DL expands MIA-HAV

LAXintl wrote:
Delta is asking for 7 of 21 available vacant frequencies.

Proposes Eff 12/15/17

DL585 MIA-HAV 0700-0820 A320
DL586 HAV-MIA 0920-1040 A320

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Are they forcing AA hand? or preemptively grabbing them for the market has it matures.

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL expands MIA-HAV
Replies: 24
Views: 4755

Re: DL expands MIA-HAV

Does DL have a flight to any other place that is not ATL/DL hub, from MIA? Maybe B6 and DL are hoarding all operations from Florida to Cuba sensing that demand will warrant it. Orlando. http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightStatus/flightStatusByAirport.do This isn't a 'Let's compete more broadly in M...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 130
Views: 22088

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

I mean if leaving JFK was a mistake, they can always go back. I fail to see the point. So now what? Might be possible sometime but It will have added costs and the ground they lost will also make it a huge uphill battle. Also where will they get the slots and gates/ terminal to run there operation ...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position
Replies: 37
Views: 7116

Re: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position

However, and whenever Mr. Munoz leaves UA, whether he jumps out on his own, or is pushed out... he will have a parachute, a Golden parachute. That's how we roll in the USA!! Well, for what I have been reading on this site (over a decade as a reader, first post right now!) he kinda deserves it, not ...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position
Replies: 37
Views: 7116

Re: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position

I see this is yet another sign Oscar is not in it for the long term at UA. Agreed. Scott Kirby may well have made a very smart move. My bet is his health is not up to the rigors of the job. However, it will be portrayed that he is a casualty of the recent incidences. I'm not sure it has anything to...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 130
Views: 22088

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

The biggest question is why is he saying this? There has to be a play, not just an F U to the out going guy, bc that guy is laughing all the way to the bank while Kirby still has a business to run. Is AA the biggest benefactor or DL? DL has seen the most growth in NY, not AA. The high yield custome...

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by grbauc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8294

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Here, till now, passengers want foreign airlines. employees don't. That is a large generalization and I'd hope that this tread has shown how complicated a issue this is. Say we were to open up domestic routes to foreign operators would it be any country that could meet FAA and DOT standards. Would ...

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by grbauc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8294

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

2. Lack of competition- really? we have 4 national airlines (AA,DL,UA,WN) that have a balanced national domestic route map. We also have two large regional airlines (AS,B6) west and east coast centric route maps. ULCC Spirit airlines, allegiant airlines and maybe another I'm forgetting. Lack of com...

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by grbauc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14689

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

lee757 wrote:
QueenoftheSkies wrote:
petera380 wrote:
It will be in Alaska Airlines colors soon! :D


Unfortunately


+1 what was the point in buying it to just get rid of it. :roll:

IF you don't get the Valuable gates space they bought at LAX and SFO and the rest of the package then you never will.

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by grbauc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14689

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Why not the revised look titles? website has it since a couple of years but no new aircraft getting it? What's the point? The VX livery will be gone in a few years. Its a long time and this is a brand new aircraft, the website is showing new title and fonts since two years, its the US not some back...

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by grbauc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop
Replies: 18
Views: 3073

Re: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop

MoKa777 wrote:
Well this seems a bit excessive...


WHY? if they have the customer why not? I love Indonesia been diving there a few times and look to go a few more. Raja Ampat :bigthumbsup: some of the best diving hands down in the world.
:airplane:

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by grbauc
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8294

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

To ALL you NON US Residents who have an opinion on what we should do with our airline market, its really non of your business and really up to the US voters if WE decide to allow foreign ownership or abandon CRAF etc. Just because your country allowed 100% foreign ownership does not mean its the be...

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by grbauc
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8294

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

US is a huge market, with deteriorating customer service standards What's your point of comparison if I may ask? Prior to deregulation, or even post de-regulation before the turn of the century, I could fly between LAX and JFK no problem, and the service would be fine and yes there would be a bit m...

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by grbauc
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8294

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

1. Calculated misery- it's what consumers want. It's not just a US thing look at all the bare bones economy only flights in Europe. Heck I'm flying BA intra Europe and it's a economy seat with the middle blocked. I'm on a international first class ticket. 2. Lack of competition- really? we have 4 n...

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by grbauc
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8294

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

US is a huge market, with deteriorating customer service standards, owing to lack of competition and maybe an informal agreement between US3 for "calculated miseries". Could foreign owned airlines revive the competition in US skies, and do something good for passengers? India & Switze...

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by grbauc
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 12351

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Enough is enough. This goes both ways, if employees act badly they should be punished the same as passengers acting badly towards employees. Is there a point to this rant? Of course, passengers should not be permitted to assault crew. Does that make up for crappy service across the industry in gene...

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by grbauc
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29274

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

DLHAM wrote:
Its strange that they cut the 2 daily destinations all the way down to 1 daily, which is 50% less. Has it become that Bad? They could have cut to 10 weekly for example.



If the post above yours is correct it's been over serviced.

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 18757

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

It is an aviation forum, in the mainstream media the thing is nearly over and it is surely no longer trending on social media. And to be honest this whole incident was a minor problem blown way out proportion and in the end it might be found that the airport "police" played the biggest pa...

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 18757

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

It is an aviation forum, in the mainstream media the thing is nearly over and it is surely no longer trending on social media. And to be honest this whole incident was a minor problem blown way out proportion and in the end it might be found that the airport "police" played the biggest pa...

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29274

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker. The world isn't US centric. Dubai was the 4th most visited city in the world last year by the international traveler, with 2.5 million more international visitors than NYC. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/the-10-most-visited-cities-around-...

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29274

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Agreed. There are much bigger forces. I bet the data shows a much longer term decline. Heck, data I saw in a thread here on a.net showed starting in last August wasn't so good. But the global economy shows signs of growth. We just have an over-sold widebody situation concentrated in the middle East...

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29274

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

I think Emirates has just hit a ceiling. They grew in all the easy and under served markets. The US is not easy or undeserved, and alot of foreigners are nervous to fly or connect thru here. It kind of makes sense. They are right sizing, to maximize profits, nothing wrong. They are still gonna make...

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29274

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

not that surprising with the way the US government is trying to stick their fingers into all foreign business in the air industry. They could not ban them outright so md it more difficult. That and the fact that far less people want to visit the US for the foreseeable future. The strong dollar and ...

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 18757

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

The out raged offended internet world forgets has fast has it jumps to conclusions with little evidence so there is no need to have the same knee jerk reation with the brand. UA will be fine in my opinion and prior to the last week or so is was on track and can be again.

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Met w/Chinese Officials to Apologize
Replies: 17
Views: 3042

Re: United CEO Met w/Chinese Officials to Apologize

The meeting was last week when things were hot and heavy and before all facts were out. Its since come out the dear Dr. was Vietnamese, not exactly the most friendly nationality to China. Also as pointed out yesterday by analyst, the UA China network accounts for ~3% of revenues, with a very heavy ...

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by grbauc
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on
Replies: 30
Views: 3675

Re: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on

I don't see this as a big deal either. He probably forgot he had it in his bag. As a gun owner, I would be mortified if I found my gun in a place I didn't expect it. Responsible gun owners should always know where their gun is...it's not acceptable to "forget where it is". I'm in the same...

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by grbauc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 54
Views: 6604

Re: Calculated Misery

And that's what happened for the first three decades of deregulation - there was a massive transfer of economic value from airlines' shareholders and employees to their customers. But at a certain point, shareholders and employees said "enough." Airlines went bankrupt and merged, and now ...

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by grbauc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 54
Views: 6604

Re: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services

you are right in that what you say is what the legacies seem to believe. I'd put it differently - it's what economic reality seems to require . Airlines aren't charities. They're businesses. They're in the business of responding to customers' behavior. And that's exactly what airlines are doing. If...

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by grbauc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 54
Views: 6604

Re: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services

[twoid][/twoid] If you want a pleasant experience fly J/F or private. Maybe its time to accept that traveling long distances for short holidays is silly and wasteful? What used to be "economy" is now steerage...good if you are migrating, escaping war or poverty. Not the best way to start a...

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by grbauc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 54
Views: 6604

Re: Calculated Misery

Commavia - you are wrong that a 'standard' seat is non-definable. 90% maybe of flyers could agree that a 707/737 6 abreast 33-34 inch pitch, one bag (checked or overhead), and another small carry-on, and seldom one of the worst seats on the plane. And when things go amiss the ground staff takes the...

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by grbauc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 54
Views: 6604

Re: Calculated Misery

http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/4/14/15275642/united-airlines-calculated-misery-dragging-man-off-plane This article discusses the underlying economics of the serious decline in airline service. (And for that matter car rental, cable and telephone service. Taxi service may be better with the emergen...

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by grbauc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 12721

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

I don't think they are going to give up those gates until the sublease ends and AA retakes control. When is that? 'Is there any reasonable possibility that DAL gates open up for AS at that point? That sounds like a very good reason to continue leaseing capacity from SkyWest instead of building on t...

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by grbauc
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 12721

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

Do you think the current Dallas VX passenger base is going to pay a premium over the current average VX fare paid only to fly on a regional jet devoid of the inflight product that drove said passengers to VX to begin with? AS probably expects that as it raises the DAL-LGA/DCA fares, WN and AA will ...

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by grbauc
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adjust MIA hub operations
Replies: 19
Views: 6819

Re: AA adjust MIA hub operations

Has Miami done anything to improve the immigration experience? Seems last couple years has been a bottleneck with many transit passengers taking very long time for clearance. I had a lot of good luck I was using the Mobil entry and flying through faster then the Global entry guys. I took about 7 or...

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by grbauc
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 10957

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

It all depends on where you fly as well. Not everyone flies to Chicago and Dallas for business/leisure, if you fly to LA/SFO/SEA often, DL would be your best legacy choice. It all depends on the traveler. Of course, and if you work with the auto industry DL helps you get to Detroit. But the whole p...

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by grbauc
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8895

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

They are next on the list to leave. One is more than zero. If slots go unallocated they still suspend because they will have a strong chance to get them back. I've seen the loads. I've seen the advance bookings. And I've heard how the market is performing well beyond expectations directly from our ...

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by grbauc
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8895

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

I think mostly 737/A32X equipment. I hope AS will hold on to their LAX-HAV service. It's not going anywhere; LAXHAV is actually outperforming expectations. and this is according to whho? I am curious, what metrics are you basing that on? Fares are low from LAX and there (AS) getting next to no dire...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adjust MIA hub operations
Replies: 19
Views: 6819

Re: AA adjust MIA hub operations

The operational adjustments are a definite improvement and have certainly made my job easier. AA is also now able to keep two gates open as spares to prevent inbound flights from holding for long periods of time if their gates are still occupied. o Landside increase signage to emphasis for customer...

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by grbauc
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adjust MIA hub operations
Replies: 19
Views: 6819

Re: AA adjust MIA hub operations

Ive flown through MIA a lot last year and It needs help. During rush hour its seems stressed during IRROPS it falls down hard and I've experienced some of my worst airlines experiences last year in MIA.

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