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by grbauc
Wed May 24, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 7032

Re: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday

Circling in the same time they could have flew to MSP for repairs.. Seems a bit odd don't you ? Not really. They have no scheduled 744 service at MSP and haven't for a while, whereas DTW is ostensibly the base of operations for all of the 744 fleet. DTW almost certainly has the better prepared mech...

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by grbauc
Tue May 23, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best J seats on AA 777
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Best J seats on AA 777

I like 8 or 9 j. Others like the small section row 3,4,5 but it's hot and slightly noisy for me. For twins I like the front section but either works for me and I prefer two isles vs the two middle seats. I think you'll enjoy the flight have fun no matter what you get I hope you enjoy the experience ...

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by grbauc
Mon May 22, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would AA have succeeded at RDU but for BNA
Replies: 14
Views: 2517

Re: Would AA have succeeded at RDU but for BNA

I don't know a lot just what I've picked up here and I few other websites and what I've read I think you're absolutely would've had a better chance. Still might not have lived through gulf war, 9-11 and fuel run up. Definitely would have a bigger chance of making it versus the split role hubs. Even...

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by grbauc
Mon May 22, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 8567

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

BUR isn't unpopular at all. In fact, if you are in proximity to any of LA's secondary airports (BUR, SNA, ONT) all you do is (generally) sing their praises in comparison to LAX. Despite being close the center and north of Los Angeles BUR has a short runway, is dominated by one carrier (WN) has very...

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by grbauc
Mon May 22, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would AA have succeeded at RDU but for BNA
Replies: 14
Views: 2517

Re: Would AA have succeeded at RDU but for BNA

I don't know a lot just what I've picked up here and I few other websites and what I've read I think you're absolutely would've had a better chance. Still might not have lived through gulf war, 9-11 and fuel run up. Definitely would have a bigger chance of making it versus the split role hubs.

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by grbauc
Mon May 22, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 72
Views: 13108

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

I don't think selling the lie flats at under $600 is economically viable for the legacies, unless they can get a lot of customers paying more than that close to the flight. Also, airline still gets more money from selling 1 J at $1000 and 1 Y at $200 vs 2 Js at $600 if they can get the Y to use one...

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by grbauc
Mon May 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 72
Views: 13108

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

This is not a reaction to b6, it's a reaction to delta. They are doing this the same time delta enters the market with delta one. If you look at June and July. They are price matching delta on all the business and economy class fares while offering much better schedule. They don't want to loose any...

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by grbauc
Mon May 22, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/21/2017:AA Drops LGA-MCI, B6 Drops LAS-SFO, DL Drops SLC-MIA
Replies: 74
Views: 11611

Re: OAG Changes 5/21/2017:AA Drops LGA-MCI, B6 Drops LAS-SFO, DL Drops SLC-MIA

LGA pretty much. JFK not as sure about that. Their domestic is basically all connect. B6 is basically all local. Agree with you about DL, but B6 receives tons of connecting traffic, alot of the airlines that fly to JFK partner with B6. Agree with you about DL, but B6 receives tons of connecting tra...

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by grbauc
Sat May 20, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17839

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

I think passengers like Airbus better. A bit wider aircraft. Hoping Airbus with the CFM Leap engine. 99.9% of passengers don't know the difference or care. With all due respect people on this thread know the difference and do care. and not all of us care of the few on Anet. so unfortunately your co...

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by grbauc
Sat May 20, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will an A-380 first park in the desert?
Replies: 19
Views: 5989

Re: When will an A-380 first park in the desert?

Sad day when that comes. Live long and prosper A380 (from a Boeing fan) :biggrin: :bigthumbsup: . Its really a comfortable plane to fly in. Has much has I love the 748 looks I love the capacity that the A380 brings to J class and have been enjoying the fares for awhile now.. Long Live the A380

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by grbauc
Sat May 20, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 38
Views: 1791

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

Who really cares what people bring. Regulate regulate regulate..

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by grbauc
Sat May 20, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?
Replies: 27
Views: 5566

Re: AA31: Pax Attempts Cockpit Breech?

Maybe airline was afraid of bad press and wanted to make sure he got on his flight.. another drawback.

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by grbauc
Fri May 19, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 204
Views: 20393

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Considering the point of sale in market favors Korea, and sale in the US is largely to ethnic Koreans who prefer to stick with KE/OZ, throwing DL metal, product and service into the mix likely will be a negative for these consumers. The JV would be better maximizing KE flying. This has nothing to d...

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by grbauc
Fri May 19, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13681

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

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL220


Yikes on all the delays.

I've been looking at going back in September.
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miaami wrote:
Another big delay today. DFW-AMS 4 hours late

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL220


Yikes on all the delays.

I've been looking at going back in September.

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by grbauc
Fri May 19, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13681

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

PRAirbus wrote:
DFW-AMS on a 767...good luck! bad decision to launch a new and long sector on a 1980's plane. :/


While I agree I also have gone the LHR way and even though in first class lax portion to LHR the awful club Europe product and lone trek through LHR has me thinking that DFW direct option works.

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by grbauc
Fri May 19, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 93
Views: 22494

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

United will get some facility relief by the end of this year as more of its gates reopen as part of the T7/8 renovations. Eventually 4 more gates will be available for use that are rotationaly out of service.. Additionally for those that think UA squats on LAX facilities, it was posted internally t...

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by grbauc
Fri May 19, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 93
Views: 22494

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Another tidbit from Kirby in employee letter regarding recently announced domestic growth... We are not adding any additional flying at LAX at this time because we need more gates before we can embark on a growth journey there. We are committed to LAX for the long game - exemplified through our rec...

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by grbauc
Thu May 18, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX JFK-PHX
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: VX JFK-PHX

Surprised that VX has not made a play for PHX yet. With AA turning this once respected hub into a glorified "focus" city, I would think some slots would open up. The redeye B6, AA, DL and UA service to NYC is dreadful. Would love to see some of these well fitted J birds on the Valley of t...

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by grbauc
Thu May 18, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14562

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

Funny...that would be even more ridiculous than the San Francisco-Sonoma route UA flies. Ridiculous really I miss the old UA SNA LAX flights.... :biggrin: Serious, those existed?? Yep and before 9-11 at a premium. After 9-11 I would I used it a lot. It would cancel a lt at the end and I got a lot o...

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by grbauc
Thu May 18, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 126
Views: 15778

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

When did BA start there alliance with AA? Was it AA or US that was a partner with BA back then> I remember at the end a $2500 one way. I think that was the price I should of did it.

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by grbauc
Thu May 18, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14562

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

I wonder if they would also consider PAE-SEA? CO used to fly HOU-IAH several flights a day. It could be a great way to tailor to local loyalists. Funny...that would be even more ridiculous than the San Francisco-Sonoma route UA flies. Ridiculous really I miss the old UA SNA LAX flights.... :biggrin:

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by grbauc
Wed May 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 10168

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, an experienced pilot, is in the process of completing his Boeing 737 NG type rating and as part of this, has been undertaking flights as a FO with KLM, with a training captain in the left seat. That's the way he puts the "Royal" in Royal Dutch ...

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by grbauc
Tue May 16, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 9768

Re: The death of the A345?

I guess I should consider myself lucky that I got to fly the A345 on SIN-LAX. The flight was probably too long, and I think it's better to break up routes like that into a layover for personal sanity's sake, but the A340 is such a beautiful plane. Will be sad to see them all gone before you know it...

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by grbauc
Tue May 16, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 255
Views: 50235

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Love him or hate him, Trump is probably one of a few people that will get real China slots. US carriers are at a disadvantage. Look at the shit slots ORD and LAX get for AA while Chinese carriers can do what they want. DFW got great slots as a "new market." Give ORD and LAX similar slots ...

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by grbauc
Tue May 16, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 255
Views: 50235

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

I can say this has a flyer on both products. DL has its act together on many levels there miles are worth about 50% of an AA mile for me though.

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by grbauc
Mon May 15, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 258
Views: 18704

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

DL is a Truly a national carrier now, along with the other two. MSP Hub importance has changed but is in no less is a importance to the DL machine. The way a hub looked prior the mergers and now is different since there now a national hub airline verse a regional power house airline. Of the four big...

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by grbauc
Sat May 13, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104462

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

carljanderson wrote:
grbauc wrote:
where Can I find more info on the ongoing discussions of T5 or TBIT..


I don't think it is public. There are updates given to the LAWA BoAC in closed sessions on AA's negotiations.


Thanks.

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by grbauc
Sat May 13, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6578

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

Not the end of the world. LAXMIA doesn't command nearly the same premium demand and associated yields as LAXJFK or SFOJFK, and the F fares on LAXMIA are at times even lower than the J fares on traditional transcons. Well when competitors JetBlue delta airlines are adding lie flat seats on trans con...

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by grbauc
Sat May 13, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104462

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

where Can I find more info on the ongoing discussions of T5 or TBIT..

On another note all the local radios are reporting a bunch of airlines are moving this weekend.

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by grbauc
Sat May 13, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 204
Views: 20393

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

While I am not anyone who thinks DTW is the center of the universe...a KE flight into DTW isn't out of the question. Obviously the JV hasn't gone into effect yet, but once it does, I'm sure we can expect to see some shuffling around of capacity. As we've seen with the DL/AF/KL and DL/VS JVs, one of...

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by grbauc
Fri May 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6578

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

Although the route would lose 3-class service. Not the end of the world. LAXMIA doesn't command nearly the same premium demand and associated yields as LAXJFK or SFOJFK, and the F fares on LAXMIA are at times even lower than the J fares on traditional transcons. Well when competitors JetBlue delta ...

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by grbauc
Fri May 12, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104462

Re: B6 to move to T5 in LAX, ticket counter and lobby re-design to follow

But T-5 is more or less taking over the role that Terminals 3 and 6 have had for the past 15 years--the location of the small operators that only needed 1 to 1 1/2 gates to run their operation. Since these small carriers will be moving in the future, will their gates be CUTE, and if so will AA be a...

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by grbauc
Wed May 10, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14439

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

Did nobody watch the entire video? The man was removed from the terminal for being jntoxicated. Not sure why this is United's fault. Its seems most people would rather be outraged.. If there were more employees to run the front lines instead of the bare bones staffing on flight and at check in and ...

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by grbauc
Tue May 09, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27588

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

WOW I just took a BA intra Europe flight LHR - AMS A-321 and was seated in Row 2 and I can't believe that the seats are that close. US airlines are 100% first class compared to the awful seats I experienced on BA. On the return to LHR we were in a 767 with all coach seats and the distance seemed a t...

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by grbauc
Mon May 08, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL-LAS: New Seasonal DL Route
Replies: 25
Views: 5640

Re: HNL-LAS: New Seasonal DL Route

This is one of the reasons I like DL they do lots of P2P flying picking up low hanging fruit.

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by grbauc
Mon May 08, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 7811

Re: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS

Enilria...despite all of the bickering between AS and DL here. DL has really ramped up SEA activity and probably had a hand at building up all the competition...not just with AS, but with many other airlines old and new. I had this epiphany when I arrived from BOI on a Q400 and kind of looked aroun...

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by grbauc
Sat May 06, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13681

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

:birthday:

Flighty wrote:
Why someone would complain about a 767 ride in this day+age of sub-Economy 10Y 777s really stumps me!!

The A320 is a 1980s plane as well!
. :bigthumbsup:

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by grbauc
Sat May 06, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13681

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

I was very tempted to try LAX-DFW TO AMS but ended up taking the LHR option for swup cert to first class. I'd like to try it on my next trip if I take AA.

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by grbauc
Sat May 06, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104462

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I am insanely exited for this as I am a big Delta Guy!! ~Zac as am I, however I made the mistake of booking a rt from LAX for next week. When I booked I went "I think I'll go non-stop" and gave no thought to the dates of my trip. So I have the email asking me to get to the airport 3 hours...

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by grbauc
Thu May 04, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20582

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

what if I told you 100% I knew the customer and he knows that tickets cant be transferred. And That this is just a case of poor GA public relashions issue. Would you guys still be up in arms. Would you guys all be up in arms if the united incident hadn't happened? I really wonder why all the out rag...

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by grbauc
Thu May 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27588

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Let's look at it this way. If AA were to give all 16 F seats in the current configuration as upgrades to AAdvantage elites, that is still 16 seats in Y that get sold, above the actual seat count. I'm curious as to who actually buys first class tickets. Most people I know who fly for business can't ...

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by grbauc
Thu May 04, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27588

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Just in from internal AA post Fleet management typically begins many years before the actual aircraft show up into service. Along the way, decisions are made about things like seat count, galley size and lavatories. As we’ve planned for the arrival of 100 B737 MAX airplanes, the first of which arri...

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by grbauc
Thu May 04, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27588

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I think Cramming people in on a ULCC is fine but not on AA so I agree with you on that.

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by grbauc
Wed May 03, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 15619

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

AA continues to rank poorly in virtually all travel and passenger surveys that I have seen. AA's longhaul hard product offerings on the 777 and 787 are broadly competitive and - I suspect - will remain so for some time. Every seat on every AA flight to Asia now has AVOD PTVs and most also have high...

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by grbauc
Wed May 03, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 15619

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

Setting aside all of the "discussion" on the pay raises and broader philosophical questions about economic value creation for labor vs shareholders, etc., by far the most interesting comment from today's earnings call comes from Stephen Johnson, AA's EVP-Corporate Affairs, regarding LAX, ...

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by grbauc
Tue May 02, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate
Replies: 52
Views: 3952

Re: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate

Thank god we have government to save us from are stupidity. I'm sure they can come in a regulate a better system, there track record on other issues is stellar.

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by grbauc
Mon May 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27588

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

For AA having 16F no longer quite makes sense, I mean whats the point of flying 4 extra F seats when these are just given to AA's EXP's anyway? They earn no revenue and are just a cost, so going forward adding more seats in Y makes sense to Parker. As the years go on the upgrade benefits that elite...

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by grbauc
Mon May 01, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27588

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

100% true. I flew AA almost exclusively for a few years for that MRTC (and that the LCCs weren't convenient for where I was going during that time). But it wasn't a long time before the seats returned... Lightsaber People's revisionist history over MRTC is just so revealing. Do people remember the ...

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by grbauc
Mon May 01, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific confirms new first class and business class for upcoming 777-9's
Replies: 18
Views: 5137

Re: Cathay Pacific confirms new first class and business class for upcoming 777-9's

"Boeing's largest bird?" Wow. The 748 is 25% heavier, has 20% greater wing area, has greater interior cabin width and floor area and seats 60 more passengers in a 3 class config and 130 more in single class than the 779. Wing size is determined by area, not span. The 779 has a significant...

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by grbauc
Mon May 01, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS
Replies: 69
Views: 10537

Re: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS

On another note, both AA and DL make an effort to use point-to-point regional routes to build up strength in markets like CVG/RDU/IND/BOS/etc. If I'm not mistaken, UA does basically none of that sort of point-to-point flying. Is that part of why UA is weaker than DL in terms of earnings and maybe p...

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