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by ty97
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4373

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

Of course Minneapolis/St.Paul is super cold in the winter and people are fleeing the cold but are there other reasons why the Fort Myers area is such a popular destination for folks from Minnesota? My parents live in the RSW area. Historically, the area has heavily drawn relocations, retirees, and ...

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by ty97
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Aircraft Schedule Strategy
Replies: 10
Views: 2288

Re: DL Aircraft Schedule Strategy

IME, it's been common for years to see numerous 757s in Florida during winter, and very few in summer. ATL-RSW for example sees many 757s in winter but smaller planes in summer.

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by ty97
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Upgrade Eligibility for Medallion Members
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Delta Upgrade Eligibility for Medallion Members

If I'm not mistaken (and I might be) I believe this a glitch with the domestic leg of flight numbers that continue on internationally. I believe the upgrades for EWR-ATL will actually function as normal and the glitch is simply the website being incorrect on that fact. (DL 575 continues onto ATL-SAP)

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by ty97
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4373

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

Spring training, spring break and school vacations... its the peak of the peak season Really doesn't explain why there's more than MCO or FLL The Boston Red Sox spring training facility and stadium is located directly next to RSW property so it makes sense there would be an uptick in BOS-RSW flight...

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by ty97
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 318
Views: 79148

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Keep in mind some of these moves are not the most optimal for airlines involved, so I fully expect subsequent smaller moves particularly to better manage ticket counters and alliance partnerships down the road. I particular, I don't see how T6 is going to have room. It makes sense that Virgin Ameri...

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by ty97
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 318
Views: 79148

Re: Delta + 20 Other Airlines Move in May at LAX

If I missed this in the material, I apologize. However, my question is, how will this effect the lounge situation? Does DL have a club up and ready to roll in T2 and/or T3? Or will they be "clubless" for a bit? I've read around here and FT (don't know this personally for sure) that they a...

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by ty97
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 318
Views: 79148

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

LAWA has a press release out as well. Looks like a handful of airlines may move in April, prior to the major move week in May. Also appears to be some minor differences from what was discussed a couple of months back (not sure if this was already discussed). Specifically I see EI appears to be stayi...

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by ty97
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 2665

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

IIRC EWR doesn't charge for the trip to the train station unlike JFK They do, it's just bundled into your NJ Transit ticket as opposed to being a separate fee. $5.50 fee. https://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-cost-tickets.html Ah. Even so, from a convenience perspective, I would prefer to buy one tic...

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by ty97
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 2665

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

https://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-cost-tickets.html
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33lspotter wrote:
IIRC EWR doesn't charge for the trip to the train station unlike JFK


They do, it's just bundled into your NJ Transit ticket as opposed to being a separate fee. $5.50 fee.
https://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-cost-tickets.html

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by ty97
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30246

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... -countries
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bennett123 wrote:
Has the DHS made an announcement, or is it just Fox News.


Here's Guardian on the story. Apparently the airlines are just being informed so not official release yet.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... -countries

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by ty97
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 2665

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

This is one of those questions that will never have universal agreement (and that's fine!) due to personal opinion, where one is traveling to/from in Manhattan, how one is traveling to/from Manhattan, etc. I personally fall into the OP's bucket. I live in Hell's Kitchen and use mass transit for the ...

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by ty97
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NE US winter storm March 14
Replies: 43
Views: 6861

Re: NE US winter storm March 14

Well...this "Monster Storm" is a bust, at least in NYC. They just took down the Blizzard Warning, and replaced it with a "Winter Weather Advisory" through 8pm for sleet and some snow, with 1-3 inches more accumulation. So New York City once again shuts down for nothing. Windy? V...

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by ty97
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12327

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

LAXintl wrote:
Lastly to simplify operations at LAX, AA will transition all remaining 757/767 flying to other fleet types at the station.


This suggests more to me that LAX will see an increase in 321s. (Perhaps 777/787 at times from other hubs like DFW and MIA).

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by ty97
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 43
Views: 5170

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

What is the market between Bergen and Boston/NY area during the summer? Fjord sightseeing? I think a lot of the passengers will be Bergensians visiting the US. Four 737s a week during the summer months doesn't seem like a lot. Even with an extra hour (or two) on a bus from the airport, it's better ...

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by ty97
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 43
Views: 5170

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

I have been openly skeptical of Norwegian's SWF plans, though I wish them luck and would be happy to see them be successful. Ireland service has a chance, IMO, of working. But Bergen? Seriously?

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by ty97
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did American Stop Flying ATRs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: When Did American Stop Flying ATRs?

As much as I hated those planes, the MIA-RSW run was convenient for me, and was dropped after the planes were retired.

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by ty97
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 71
Views: 6382

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

Looks like American (Piedmont) will be changing out the Dash 8 for ERJ145s in early May at SWF. Wonder if they will move to a bridge gate from the current walking out on the tarmac to board. That's good news, but I'm trying to find more information about it. When I tried to book some mock reservati...

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by ty97
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights
Replies: 86
Views: 9399

Re: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights

**AA LGA-YYZ JUL 5>0.8 AUG 5>0.1 SEP 5>0.2 OCT 5>0.1 NOV 5>0 Add me to the chorus above that immediately thought "misfile" when I opened the thread. While AA certainly does not appear strong on this route (I am constantly shocked they can't even support RJs with F cabins on this route), A...

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by ty97
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 65
Views: 14009

Re: DL MD-88 Phase Out

It is interesting that Delta is not buying any of those, not even one for spare parts, as they are known for buying used aircraft from other sources.But now I understand, it's mainly because of the engine type: PW-JT8D turbojet which becomes a problem for noise regulations. Delta is reportedly goin...

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by ty97
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 65
Views: 14009

Re: DL MD-88 Phase Out

AA is retiring the fleet late this year. AA's 2017 fleet plan gives a reprieve to the MD80. Originally, the last of the AA MD-80s were supposed to retire this year, but the 2017 fleet plan indicates that 32 MD-80s will remain at year-end 2017 (That's the remaining fleet at year end after AA retires...

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by ty97
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9013

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

This is definitely PR spin, since noise isn't the reason the planes are leaving LGA. However, it is also not the retirement that is causing these to be pulled from LGA. Retirement of the first plane in the fleet won't even begin until later this year and total retirement will take several years. The...

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by ty97
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 65
Views: 14009

Re: DL MD-88 Phse Out

Both are hanging around. As said in this thread, the 90s are getting mods done again. The company is studying if they want to do a PTV/AVOD mod or not. not long ago Bastian said internally they would be around for at least another decade. I'd assume the 717 is in the same ball park if not a little ...

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by ty97
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 7103

Re: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights

If United, for example, charges $1000 RT, JFK-LHR and DY charges $700 RT JFK-Cork, why can't United sell people on the fact that they have a better plane, better seats, better service, a more convenient location to land at, and do so many other things better that the price difference is not worth i...

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by ty97
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Triples 7s ever in PHL
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

Re: AA Triples 7s ever in PHL

Crews are still not integrated, so expect to see mainly pmUS planes at PHL and CLT until that happens. AA has shown little interest, outside of a couple of routes, to send pmAA international planes to pmUS hubs and vice versa with the current non-integration.

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by ty97
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/17/2017:AC Moves YOW to EWR,VX Shrinks DAL,NK Cuts Some Markets
Replies: 71
Views: 9447

Re: OAG Changes 2/17/2017:AC Moves YOW to EWR,VX Shrinks DAL,NK Cuts Some Markets

Thanks Enilria :bigthumbsup: AA LAX-AUS MAY 4>3 AA LAX-DEN MAY 5>3 AA LAX-DFW MAY 14>13 AA LAX-IAD MAY 1.9>1.0 AA LAX-JFK MAY 13>12 AA LAX-MSP MAY 2>1.1 AA LAX-RNO MAY 5>4 AA LAX-SFO MAY 13>12 AA LAX-SJC MAY 6>5 AA LAX-SJD SEP 1.3>1.6 AA LAX-SMF MAY 6>4 AA LAX-STL MAY 3>1.9 AA PHX-LAX MAY 9>7 A not...

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by ty97
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/17/2017:AC Moves YOW to EWR,VX Shrinks DAL,NK Cuts Some Markets
Replies: 71
Views: 9447

Re: OAG Changes 2/17/2017:AC Moves YOW to EWR,VX Shrinks DAL,NK Cuts Some Markets

B6 JFK-ACK AUG 3>4 AA JFK-BOS JUN 3>2 JUL 3>2 AUG 3>2 OCT 3>2 ? really 2 daily to JFK... is there really much point? The main point of these flights (for AA at least) is to feed to/from international and other flights outside of LGA's perimeter (though much of the latter can also be reached via ORD...

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by ty97
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/17/2017:AC Moves YOW to EWR,VX Shrinks DAL,NK Cuts Some Markets
Replies: 71
Views: 9447

Re: OAG Changes 2/17/2017:AC Moves YOW to EWR,VX Shrinks DAL,NK Cuts Some Markets

B6 JFK-ACK AUG 3>4 AA JFK-BOS JUN 3>2 JUL 3>2 AUG 3>2 OCT 3>2 ? really 2 daily to JFK... is there really much point? The main point of these flights (for AA at least) is to feed to/from international and other flights outside of LGA's perimeter (though much of the latter can also be reached via ORD...

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by ty97
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 16982

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

To the extent and/or if IAD is struggling, it's all about location, location, location.

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by ty97
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49057

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I should note up front: I am one of the folks that finds the current livery somewhat hideous. (I realize and respect that many people like the current livery, I'm just not one of them. I actively dislike it). That said: initial reaction to the new livery was: - well it's not toothpaste, so that's go...

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by ty97
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 20951

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

A couple of articles about the meeting and what was discussed (though not tons of detail included in the articles) http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/02/09/trump-laments-whack-air-traffic-control-system-meeting-southwest-airlines https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/201...

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by ty97
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Over 60% Flight Cancellation for Today?
Replies: 14
Views: 2587

Re: JetBlue Over 60% Fligght Cancellation for Today?

jumbojet wrote:
That's weird. this is what I see:

Cancelled
Delayed
Airline
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%
#
%
588
59%
0
0%
JetBlue

Maybe that's because I am in Sydney right now and these #'s reflect Thursday's stats?


Good catch! When I click tomorrow (which is Thursday for me) I see the 588 / 59% that you see.

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by ty97
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?
Replies: 64
Views: 9460

Re: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?

oldannyboy wrote:
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From what I heard, they required a lot of maintenance


Why is it always -invariably- US airlines complaining of maintenance issues with foreign build planes?..


Based on what I read above, it sounds like Fokker's bankruptcy (not its nationality) was the cause of maintenance costs.

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by ty97
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?
Replies: 64
Views: 9460

Re: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?

My read is that it was rather small aircraft to operate at mainline labor prices. Add in 9/11, recession, and reported mechanical, and it just didn't make sense to keep them. Anecdotally, I flew one ORD-SWF in the early 00s (think this was after 9/11 but not 100% sure) on an evening flight and there...

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by ty97
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Says DL Can Stay at DAL Until Verdict in Trial
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Re: Judge Says DL Can Stay at DAL Until Verdict in Trial

My comment isn't of any real importance but man oh man it seems to be taking forever to reach resolution of this. It still hasn't even gone to trial?

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by ty97
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 9385

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

I believe DL flies ATH-ATL year-round, not just summer? I flew on that a few months ago, and am booked on it in a week or two. During the summer, they bump it up to 2x daily or 12x weekly or something like that. Wikipedia (which we all know can be wrong) only lists a seasonal JFK-ATH and no ATL-ATH...

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by ty97
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 9385

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

(avoiding all the political talk) but a question: Why the SOS rather than the DOT head? I'm sure there's a reason, but I don't quite get it.

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by ty97
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Delaying Norwegian Service at SWF for Airworthiness of Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 3092

Re: FAA Delaying Norwegian Service at SWF for Airworthiness of Aircraft?

This thread...... Anyhow, I don't know what's holding this up, but I have no reason to believe whatever is happening is out of the ordinary since I'm not an expert on these topics (and the Orange County, NY executive propped up for this piece surely is not an expert either) with no FIS at SWF, They'...

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by ty97
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL $289M 4Q16 Profit
Replies: 47
Views: 5517

Re: AAL $289M 4Q16 Profit

For the 4th quarter of 2016, the earnings results for the three legacy airlines are: (1) American earned $289M based on $9.789B of revenue; (2) United earned $397M based on $9.05B of revenue; and (3) Delta earned $622M based on $9.458B of revenue. So American, the airline with the most revenue, had...

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by ty97
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Making New York’s Airports Great Again
Replies: 35
Views: 5940

Re: Making New York’s Airports Great Again

and where would that land "further afield" be and at what cost? A long way and a lot would be my guess... Unless we build anew (seemingly impossible in such a populated area) it would have to be SWF or ISP, neither of which currently have the runway space to support it. And people live ne...

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by ty97
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Making New York’s Airports Great Again
Replies: 35
Views: 5940

Re: Making New York’s Airports Great Again

Also, very very few airports in the US are slot controlled, and that slot controlling has nothing to do with airport ownership.

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by ty97
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Making New York’s Airports Great Again
Replies: 35
Views: 5940

Re: Making New York’s Airports Great Again

PANYNJ tried private ownership of an airport (albeit the, by far, smallest airport) they oversee at SWF. It failed. I don't see them going that way again anytime soon.

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by ty97
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL $289M 4Q16 Profit
Replies: 47
Views: 5517

Re: AAL $289M 4Q16 Profit

* Total mainline fleet expected to increase by 1 frame in 2017 - 57 new deliveries (20 321, 20 738, 4 738M, 3 788, 10 789) less 56 retirements (5 320, 17 757, 9 763, 25 M80); on a related note, AA expects to end 2017 with 32 remaining MD80s in operation There had been talk across the airline forums...

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by ty97
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Palm Beach International - Trump effect
Replies: 14
Views: 3084

Re: Palm Beach International - Trump effect

I'm not an expert on the topic (at all) but my armchair assumption is that the airport itself does not require any modifications. US Presidents travel to various airports across the country and around the world. The Secret Service manages that (whatever the protocol for managing that is) so I presum...

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by ty97
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 7872

Re: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?

In other words, they seem to do old US Airways flying. They must not be willing to spend money to equip more stations. They will just go out like this. The pmAA and pmUS work groups, at least the FAs (not sure about other groups), are not integrated yet. So it's not about equipping stations, I don'...

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by ty97
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 15081

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

I flew AA from DFW to AUS a few months ago and their economy class was already too "basic". I can't imagine how much more "basic" they can go. There wasn't even a drink service of this flight. I have flown DFW-AUS (and vice versa) many many times on AA as I used to live in AUS (...

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by ty97
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 15081

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

I wonder if you could get away with bringing a bag and then gate checking it for free, can't remember the last flight I was on where they weren't asking for volunteers to gate check bags From the AA press release: "Basic Economy customers who bring more than an under-seat personal item to the ...

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by ty97
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Cabin Conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

Re: American Airlines

If the plane did not have seat back TVs, in-seat power, and winglets than yes it was a pmUS 321. AA's lack of effort to standardize their fleet experience has been a point of discussion on this and other airline forums, but AA seems to have little interest in doing do.

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by ty97
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 15081

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

lesfalls wrote:
If Carry-on was allowed I would say that this is a winner but since it isn't I guess I'll just stick with B6. It seems that the BA3 (Big American 3) are following the Spirit model.


This was the way BE fares were originally pitched. It's not how they generally have materialized however.

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by ty97
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending Taipei service
Replies: 106
Views: 17056

Re: Delta ending Taipei service

Delta is not the only one cutting back on there Tokyo hub. United Airlines has cut back on routes, ending flights to cities to BKK, SIN, etc. Tokyo still sees a lot of flights from United, but mostly from the USA (and a flight to ICN as well). If someone could answer my question, why did Delta cut ...

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