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by ty97
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 13470

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

Can somebody explain what this would do to the seat count in each class? I am probably in a minority here, but having flown both VS and DL in J between LHR and JFK, I preferred the DL 764! NYC-LHR is operated by 'high-J' 763ERs which are 36 J, 32 W, 143 Y. A few of these have 29 W instead of 32 to ...

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by ty97
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL Aircraft N292AY
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: AAL Aircraft N292AY

I don't believe merged AA ever installed MCE in these LUS birds. Rather, they just re-labeled the existing bulkhead and exit row seats as MCE.

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by ty97
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49151

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

I'm part of the hurricane crew working at ZJX. Last night we saw an altimeter setting of 2792 at RSW. I'm told we'll have a surveillance aircraft flying around later this afternoon taking surveillance of most of Florida. As for ATL, we still had departures off PNS and VPS this morning with minor de...

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by ty97
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49151

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

What is the current full status of Florida ops . Are carriers doing 9000 flights to get planes out ? I see the following (not an exhaustive list, I'm sure) for today (Thursday). I expect there will be more like this tomorrow. DL9859 MIA-ATL DL9959 MIA-ATL DL9930 FLL-ATL DL9896 FLL-ATL DL9856 FLL-AT...

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by ty97
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21676

Re: DL add IND-CDG

I misread the title as IND-CVG at first and was scratching my head.

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by ty97
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today
Replies: 13
Views: 2623

Re: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today

I'm sure the locals know what they are doing, but this strikes me as a little early, at least for flights out. Perhaps they want to make sure no one else comes in.

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by ty97
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines & Hurricanes
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Airlines & Hurricanes

In general, airlines try to get their aircraft out of the area of the storm to someplace safe. (This is true in major winter storms as well). This is why airline operations often cease well before a storm hits: because the airline needs time to move equipment out. It's also why airlines can can't re...

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by ty97
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49151

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

DIRECTFLT wrote:
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Moved a bit to the east. Keep going Irma, keep moving east, all the way out into the ocean and away from land.

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by ty97
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49151

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

While not related to the impact in the Leewards, it is aviation and Irma related. My elderly next door neighbor asked me to book her flights out of MIA/ FLL to LAS ahead of the storm and everything from Wednesday to Saturday is booked out. Similarly, my mother told me her coworkers all booked last ...

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by ty97
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49151

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Its up to 185 mph and showing a projected landfall on St. Maarten, I could not find any reference to anything greater than 115 mph ever affecting the Island. If this holds, it will be truly devastating and historic for the Island taking years to recover. Nothing this strong has ever (as long as rec...

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by ty97
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49151

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Irma's track has it taking it smack dab in the middle of Miami now with possible wind speeds of 145 MPH. The distance from MIA to the Atlantic is 12.9 miles. While its still to far out to say it will make a direct hit on Miami, I would imagine AA needs to start conserving getting its assets out of ...

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by ty97
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49151

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Looks like AA9275 went to SKB this morning as well.

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by ty97
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite announces HPN-SRQ
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Elite announces HPN-SRQ

timing doesn't seem to friendly for the weekend snowbirds. Timing does not match when people want to fly. Flights need to be later in the day. I think Elite is a little boxed in on timing. They only have 5 CR7s, and this will be their only HPN flight. They have flights to SRQ from PWM and TLH and, ...

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by ty97
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 8430

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

WN DCA-IND MAR 1.9>0 APR 1.8>0 MAY 1.9>0 WN DCA-RSW MAR 0.3>0.0 I wonder how they will use the slots. AFAIK, DCA-RSW was inherited from AirTran and might be an Air21 slot. Was it converted to FLL? It appears WN is going less experimental with DCA with the niche Midwest medium size markets, and has ...

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by ty97
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite announces HPN-SRQ
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Elite announces HPN-SRQ

Twice weekly could work but those fares...starting from $179 each way? The NY-Florida market is very price sensitive.

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by ty97
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 4660

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

WN historically focused on cheaper outlier airports near the major northeast cities. They have long since started to move into these cities (EWR, BOS, LGA) wherever possible, sometimes restricted by slots. That said, JFK is a major international airport with LGA (and EWR, depending on one's location...

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by ty97
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 13372

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

Supposedly , and this is only a rumor, but someone said that Delta wanted at least 6 of the 8-9 new gates being built. It's hard to believe and I think it probably was something botched from someone saying they wanted to fly out of 6 of the new gates, so perhaps they'd be CUTE and not used exclusiv...

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by ty97
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?
Replies: 31
Views: 6103

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA nonstop with A 321 - longest flight ever?

I once flew a Continental 757 from EWR - LIM, which I think clocked in at 8-plus hours. While I love the 757 I'd never fly a narrowbody again for a flight of that length. It was miserable! Even though I've been heavily flying for a decade now, there is still a mental 'cool' factor to me boarding a ...

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by ty97
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

[. The impact from Harvey won't be long lasting. really? To a lot of people, it sure will be. There are plenty of communities that are still under water. That was my gut reaction to the post, but I gave the poster the benefit of the doubt that he/she was refer to aviation impacts. Definitely, impac...

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by ty97
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Any reports of flood damage at IAH? Haven't heard anything about damage at IAH from the local news stations I've been following (that doesn't mean there is not any, just that I haven't heard of any). The Houston ABC station I was watching this morning was talking about how US 59 (I guess it's also ...

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by ty97
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 13372

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

Supposedly , and this is only a rumor, but someone said that Delta wanted at least 6 of the 8-9 new gates being built. It's hard to believe and I think it probably was something botched from someone saying they wanted to fly out of 6 of the new gates, so perhaps they'd be CUTE and not used exclusiv...

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by ty97
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 13372

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

Supposedly , and this is only a rumor, but someone said that Delta wanted at least 6 of the 8-9 new gates being built. It's hard to believe and I think it probably was something botched from someone saying they wanted to fly out of 6 of the new gates, so perhaps they'd be CUTE and not used exclusiv...

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by ty97
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 13372

Re: Delta gates at airports it wants to expand at

AUS is pretty much at capacity (or very near it). All gates are assigned, with five of them (2, 3, 3A, 13, 25) being CUTE gates. AM, AC, AS, BA, DE, F9, DY/DU (when they launch next year), VX, and Y4 do not have any assigned gates. They all share usage of the CUTE gates (side note: not all of thee ...

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by ty97
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

jumbojet wrote:
Looks like DL's LGA flights to IAH are a go for Friday


Slightly odd to me that they plan (as of right now, subject to change) to operate everything from all hubs into IAH Thursday except for LGA where they've scrapped the whole day's LGA-IAH schedule. I'm sure they have reasons though.

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by ty97
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

AA restarts HOU and IAH on Friday At the moment, 3 of 12 AA DFW-IAH flights are listed as operating (or, at least, not canceled yet). All are mid-afternoon to early evening DFW departures (2:30pm, 4:25pm, 5:45pm). There are also 3 IAH-DFW still on the schedule, timed to be turns of the flights abov...

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by ty97
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

DL2274, an MD-88 from ATL, has arrived IAH. It will RON and return to ATL in the morning as DL2258. The later ATL-IAH (DL546) tonight canceled. Currently, all DL ATL-IAH flights scheduled for tomorrow are listed to operate (though we'll see if they all do). This includes a potentially erroneous spec...

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by ty97
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

jetmatt777 wrote:
United is bringing us back in to help on Friday. Some employees are on the way arriving tomorrow with the rest of us Friday. Plan to be in town until the Tuesday or Wednesday to get the hub back up and running.


Good to hear, and good luck with a smooth resumption!

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by ty97
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 13372

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

At AUS, DL has Gates 4, 5, and 6. On occasion, they also use CUTE gates 3 or 3A. AUS is pretty much at capacity (or very near it). All gates are assigned, with five of them (2, 3, 3A, 13, 25) being CUTE gates. AM, AC, AS, BA, DE, F9, DY/DU (when they launch next year), VX, and Y4 do not have any ass...

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by ty97
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Any update on Hobby and if the terminal sustained damage? The viral flooded runway pic is shocking; has the water drained from there? Hobby Airport twitter hasn't really referenced the terminal status, but they did tweet yesterday that the garages and ecopark were not flooded, although the inbound/...

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by ty97
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I have been exclusively watching local Houston stations (all of which have been streaming free and live on-line non-stop for days). They've been doing an amazing job and I recommend anyone who wants to understand what's going on in Houston and environs, and how it might impact the airports, use thes...

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by ty97
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

No, it isn't. First off, FAA wouldn't (and I believe can't) do that--HAS owns operates the airport, and according to them, it's closed until further notice. What it has stated is it "expects" IAH to open Thursday at noon. Not sure what you are disagreeing with? I have no idea who makes th...

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by ty97
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

IAH now closed until Thursday at Noon per FAA. No, it isn't. First off, FAA wouldn't (and I believe can't) do that--HAS owns operates the airport, and according to them, it's closed until further notice. What it has stated is it "expects" IAH to open Thursday at noon. Not sure what you ar...

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by ty97
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

IAH now closed until Thursday at Noon per FAA.

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by ty97
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

"The US military has released water from two major reservoirs earlier than planned to protect central Houston, a move that could itself flood several thousands homes. Water is being released from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs in western Houston. Residents nearby have been told to monitor w...

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by ty97
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

HOU must have at least one functioning runway because WN sent out 3 or 4 flights to DAL to evacuate people (and presumably planes/crew as well) within the past 60-90 minutes. (WN 8922/8923/8924/8926)

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by ty97
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

https://twitter.com/evanasmith/status/9 ... 4468440064
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I can't speak to the veracity of this photo, but this is supposedly a runway at HOU.

https://twitter.com/evanasmith/status/9 ... 4468440064

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by ty97
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

WWads wrote:
DL hasn't yet cancelled the whole day at IAH, even the RON flights. Seems strange.


It looks like DL RON'ed at least two planes overnight last night at IAH. 1933 (ATL) and 3529 (SLC) both departed IAH within the past hour.

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by ty97
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

So far this morning at IAH, one arrival (KE29 from ICN) and only four departures: 3 AA and 1 DL. EVA52 from TPE appears to be inbound. Nothing else in the vicinity right now.

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by ty97
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61950

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Before I clocked out, all WN departures and arrivals before 1030a were cancelled in addition to the large numbers of already cancelled flights into and out of HOU. -- Mikey HOU is now completely closed. From the FAA: Due to WEATHER / HURRICANE HARVEY, the Houston William P Hobby Airport (HOU) was c...

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by ty97
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 11425

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Seems that they flew in July 2015 from ATL, and the people were not happy with the old aircraft used. http://saharareporters.com/2015/07/13/nigerian-passengers-reject-delta-airlines%E2%80%99-old-planes Wow, that was a read! I hate to say this, but there is definitely an agenda at play here (need I ...

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by ty97
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 7580

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

SCQ83 wrote:
Does it mean CLT-MAD becomes year-round?

At the moment CLT is AA's only seasonal destination to MAD.


Nope, looks like they have just loaded it to start earlier. Route starts for the season on April 3, 2018 now.

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by ty97
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35661

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

Dominated by a low cost operator only one legacy can compete with and that's United, because of the power of its EWR hub. But we're digressing ;) BUD/PRG/ZRH additions are giving us a glimpse of what's possible @ PHL, a key argument for the merger. :airplane: I meant JFK. Mistake on my part. AA use...

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by ty97
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 7580

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

AA JFK-CDG APR 1.9>1.0 AA JFK-EDI MAR 0.3>0 AA JFK-MAN APR 0.9>0 *AA JFK-ZRH MAR 0.9>0.7 APR 1.0>0 *AA PHL-ZRH MAR 0>0.2 APR 0>1.0 I did not doubt the reports of ZRH moving to PHL and of JFK-CDG reducing, but there's the proof. There were some rumors that MAN and/or EDI might not be coming back nex...

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by ty97
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 7580

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

*DL ATL-LOS MAR 0.6>0.5 APR 1.0>0.6 *DL JFK-LOS MAR 0>0.1 APR 0>0.4 Interesting turn of events. I'm sure there is demand for JFK-LOS, but it's hard not to think that taking ATL-LOS to less than daily is a sign they are having a hard time driving yield. One thing to consider is that JFK-ACC has been...

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by ty97
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35661

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

WROORD wrote:
Hold your excitement people both BUD and PRG will be gone after the summer season. There is just not enough demand for the routes.


They were announced as summer seasonal routes so we know they'll be gone after the summer season.

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by ty97
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35661

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I think any JFK route not touching the other hubs or LHR is in jeopardy of being cut. As for the slots, I think Doug Parker could look to trade slots - I'm sure Delta, JetBlue, United, and maybe Southwest would be interested in buying AA's unused slots.[/quote] The question would be where / which s...

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by ty97
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 124
Views: 15294

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

When I check them out for a flight they are often just a little higher than other airlines on my routes. A lot of the time two checked bags higher. For you, yes...for others, no...and there seem to be a lot of others...hence the huge profits. OT: There are a lot of cattle that go to Southwest.com a...

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by ty97
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 8648

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

AA/BA don't have anything that leaves LHR that early. The earliest departure from LHR appears to be an 8:30am BA flight. AA and BA each do have one daytime (non-redeye) flight from JFK to LHR

The earliest VS/DL departure from LHR is 9:05am. VS does run one daytime (non-redeye) flight JFK-LHR.

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by ty97
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 14378

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

flymia wrote:
Did AA scrap the small leg room in the MAX or is it still at 30 inches opposed to 31? If so, not really looking forward towards the MAX.


172 seats with 30 inch pitch in Y that AA marketing claims 'feels like' 31 inch pitch.

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