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by ty97
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 105
Views: 12565

Re: US airline hub closures

AA will probably scale back PHL CLT and either PHX or LAX . Just curious, whats your basis for a CLT drawdown based on? CLT may have relatively low O&D but it is setup great for a massive connection hub and the cost per enplanement makes it very attractive. Yea I'm wondering also it's appears t...

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by ty97
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 78
Views: 16367

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

The A321 is not JUST a 757 replacement. It is the highest revenue producing narrowbody jet you can buy. Airlines actively replace A320 or 733 with A321 because for the same crew costs and same fuel burn, you get a lot more capacity and lower unit costs. Properly optimized, this makes the entire air...

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by ty97
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 34
Views: 5919

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

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Can't see the Feds ever letting a smaller competitor get gobbled up by the US3 like that.

Just like this wont happen:
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by ty97
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 105
Views: 12565

Re: US airline hub closures

Forgive me if this has been asked (please direct me to the thread if so), but do you think we will see any US airline hub closures anytime soon? It seems DL in particular has a lot of hubs in close proximity to one another (MSP, DTW, CVG) and should probably close one of them (they have too many hu...

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by ty97
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

Re: New AA paint status

Check out this site. https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/ Don't know how up to date it is, but seems like it's regularly maintained. Showing 91% repainted, but the Super 80s aren't getting new paint, so it's really 94% repainted if you take out the Super 80s. I had forgot about this site...

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by ty97
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

Re: New AA paint status

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by ty97
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

Re: New AA paint status

NickLAX wrote:
MD80's are NOT getting repainted. They will be leaving the fleet and any further spend besides standard scheduled maintenance on them is a waste


Yep, I realize that. The planes I saw were not MD-80s, and I'm curious about only those planes that AA intends to repaint.

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by ty97
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 27
Views: 3278

New AA paint status

I know we used to have active threads on AA re-paint status, but have not seen updates in a while. The other day, I found myself wondering if AA was done with the re-paint (where re-paint is intended to occur) and figured they probably were by now. Fast forward a few days, I'm at ORD and spotted at ...

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by ty97
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 25
Views: 5341

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

Maybe a dumb question, but why would B6 need to expand the terminal? Additional slots are unavailable at JFK and B6 operates it's current schedule just fine out of T5, so why the need for more space?

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by ty97
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 125
Views: 17247

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

727LOVER wrote:

That is so interesting. PGD is no longer on the drop-down.


IINM, the Frontier announcement thread said that PDG service was moving back to RSW (but I could be wrong).

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by ty97
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 125
Views: 17247

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

All Frontier has to do is work up a code share deal with Norweigian out of Denver, that would offer up much cheaper TATL connecting flights than the US3. Logic says it's only a matter of time Norweigian could buy a sizable stake come IPO time. Frontier is profitable these days. No more than 25%, pe...

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by ty97
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AA no longer on ORD-MEX?
Replies: 10
Views: 2792

Re: Why is AA no longer on ORD-MEX?

The route seems to come and go. When I lived in Chicago (2009-2013) and needed to fly to MEX, I had to go through DFW. Not sure why AA can't seem to make this route work, but they seem to have always struggled here.

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by ty97
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 124
Views: 12845

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

aemoreira1981 wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
Come on guys...those F9 flights wont last the year.

It's just the way that company rolls.

Enjoy it while it lasts


Or until it can grab slots at a major airport in the region. But Spirit got slots into Newark first.


EWR is not slot restricted currently, is it?

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by ty97
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 35195

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Some of these are unique and unexpected adds, will be interesting to see what sticks.

COS-TPA and COS-RSW are head scratchers to me, but F9 (hopefully) knows more than I do.

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by ty97
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 124
Views: 12845

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

Looks like ISP got some love, my Facebook feed was filled with people rejoicing about the F9 announcement to add 10 destinations from ISP, most with daily service too. Interesting boost for ISP. https://patch.com/new-york/portjefferson/s/g6l9v/frontier-airlines-adding-10-new-destinations-macarthur-...

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by ty97
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48594

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

LAXintl wrote:
JetBlue asked the DOT to institute a full Antitrust Immunity Review Proceeding over the DL/KE deal.
Should certainly muddy the waters and hold things up for good part of a year.



I assume any airline can request this but, um, Jetblue.....really?

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by ty97
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 78
Views: 16367

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

In addition to what has been mentioned, the US legacies for many years focused on planes like the 737-800 and 320 in a 150 seat config, with 3 flight attendants. Then they started with toying with adding more seats to those configs and eventually, most of them went all-in. If you are going to run a ...

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by ty97
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 35195

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

MAH4546 wrote:
Plus Islip is getting a daily to PBI, so F9 is going all out at Islip. And I bet TPA, RSW too. I also see TPA-BUF and GRR-MCO.


Yep, I see daily ISP-RSW (F9 1790/1791) and daily ISP-TPA (F9 1440/1441).

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by ty97
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

What is the theory on the local markets? That those routes would transfer to JFK/EWR or just be dropped altogether if they're replaced by larger markets beyond today's perimeter? My assumption is that this is about access to NYC, and not about connecting traffic? I'm not terribly versed in the argu...

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by ty97
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

What is the theory on the local markets? That those routes would transfer to JFK/EWR or just be dropped altogether if they're replaced by larger markets beyond today's perimeter? My assumption is that this is about access to NYC, and not about connecting traffic? I'm not terribly versed in the argu...

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by ty97
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 35195

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Same at AUS... from ABIA Press folks.. Airline to announce expanded service from Austin July 18 AUSTIN, Texas – More flights are coming to Austin! On Tuesday, July 18 an incumbent domestic carrier will announce plans to more than double its number of nonstop destinations from Austin. This announcem...

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by ty97
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

Basically to "protect" JFK from competition in its younger days. When established in 1950, it was a 2,000 mile perimeter. Reduced to the current 1,500 in '84. Any chance of it being abolished in the near term future? It's apparently being 'reviewed' but that's been going on for a what fee...

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by ty97
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door
Replies: 21
Views: 5129

Re: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door

How is this in anyway related to the Dr Dao situation?

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA bag fee class action suit
Replies: 12
Views: 2372

Re: AA bag fee class action suit

Synopsis of the lawsuit (for those who don't care to read the complaint): the professor has Platinum status with AA and oneworld sapphire status through BA. Since he is Platinum, he is entitled to check two bags free of charge. He received or saw several other notices that said he was entitled to c...

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 10935

Re: WN to Hawaii?

enilria wrote:
Not for a while. Their ops software still doesn't support red eyes. It's queued for replacement, but I haven't heard a date. 2018 or 2019 I suspect. I doubt they would launch Hawaii without red eyes.


I thought the new reservation system went live earlier this year?

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 229
Views: 13739

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Why is there such an anti-BNA bias here? It seems a lot of people are saying Nashville is too niche of a city for direct TATL flights? Is there? I see three categories of posts: A) People who think BNA can't support a TATL flight. People in category A are 100% sure they are correct. B) People who t...

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

It would all start making sense about LGA and the Cseries with it's brilliant takeoff and short runway performance. The perimeter rule limits the usefulness of that brilliant takeoff and short runway performance out of LGA however. Sorry I'm unfamiliar with this, what rule is this? The Port Authori...

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

There's also talk of a virtual base in AUS/SAT coming from the pilot rumor mill. I don't know where it came from or if it's the pipe dreams of Texas commuters (like myself). Perhaps if they're eyeing it as a focus city in the future. Again it's probably 85% dreaming. From my personal experience I b...

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

You can also see a line for the E190/195. I want to say at some gates in DTW you can still find a line for the DC-9. Not really much to read into. When they say 'NYC' I expect it will likely be both airports, but yeah, drawing lines makes sense as a 'just in case' possibility. If you run the aircra...

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

You can also see a line for the E190/195. I want to say at some gates in DTW you can still find a line for the DC-9. Not really much to read into. When they say 'NYC' I expect it will likely be both airports, but yeah, drawing lines makes sense as a 'just in case' possibility. If you run the aircra...

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

I didn't realize that SoFlo might also be upgauged to mainline service. It might not me, I'm definitely just guessing here :) Of note is that ATL isn't chosen for the start of CSeries service...I wonder if DL is concerned about the subtropical climate that has plagued larger PW narrow-body engines....

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by ty97
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19296

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

Sort of a necro-post, but with relevant new information. The CS100 fleet will begin based out of New York. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delta-to-base-first-cs100s-in-new-york-439306/ The article indicates that the CS100 will free up some 76-seat flying so those planes can free up 50-s...

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by ty97
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of NK at AUS
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Potential of NK at AUS

What are people's thoughts of NK operating out of AUS? Service to MSY, LAX, ORD, FLL, LAS With G4 having grown at a rapid pace and FR serving many key cities, space for another ULCC would fit the market perfectly. Also, the newly-renovated South Terminal is only home to G4 and ViaAir (seasonal) so ...

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by ty97
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German federal transport minister wants TXL to be kept open
Replies: 84
Views: 9517

Re: TXL to be kept open

This is all a moot point anyway until / if BER ever opens.

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by ty97
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 8837

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

Just a related question- were the AA/AS frequent flier changes required as part of the AS/VX acquisition? Or was this separate? There were some codeshare concessions required in order to obtain merger approval, but those took effect earlier. The newly announced changes are unrelated to the governme...

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by ty97
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 13933

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

jfklganyc wrote:
So much for Brexit having an impact on UK flying.


I can't say what/if/any impact Brexit will have on UK air travel. Not sure anyone can at this point. But Brexit has not happened yet.

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by ty97
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL accused of racism
Replies: 17
Views: 3392

Re: DL accused of racism

I'm not sure the gate agent did the right thing here. At the same time, I don't see even a shred of evidence of racism in the article details.

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by ty97
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich
Replies: 34
Views: 4925

Re: Edelweiss to start Denver-Zurich

So DEN now has Lufthansa, British Airways, Iceland Air, Edelweiss, Norwegian providing service to DEN. Yet not a single transatlantic flight from United. All through these years United has treated DEN like a bastard child. Heck Delta has more transatlantic flights from Salt Lake which is a smaller ...

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by ty97
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks
Replies: 76
Views: 12893

Re: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Drops JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks

*TP JFK-LIS NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 MAR 1.0>0.3 Thats odd. TP just started JFK last year and is partnering with B6. I figured they would have no issues there. Maybe going seasonal? I think so too. Seems as though it is getting cut in winter only. An uptick in March. Yeah, that MAR 0...

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by ty97
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?
Replies: 67
Views: 16627

Re: When will Delta fly the A321 to other hubs?

I have a question, how come DL is so sparring with the 321 at other hubs other than ATL? From what I'm hearing ATL will base nearly all of the A321's once it's said and done, BOS, DCA, MCO, and FLL are all 321's, I think RSW and TPA would be next to follow. Other hubs though, only get 321 service t...

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by ty97
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Croatia Airlines split their operations across LHR and LGW when so few flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: Why does Croatia Airlines split their operations across LHR and LGW when so few flights?

I would guess a combo of slot availability (LHR slots are expensive) and the fact the LGW covers more leisure-oriented markets than LHR (as a generality)

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by ty97
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr con problem aboard UA plane at Denver
Replies: 65
Views: 8338

Re: UA accused of inaction to save baby in Denver

I read the thread title and thought the baby had passed. Glad the baby is apparently okay.

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by ty97
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's old livery
Replies: 19
Views: 2160

Re: AA's old livery

I am one of the people, quite possibly in the minority, that like the new tail. That said, I loved the bare metal approach AA had. The livery itself, I could take or leave, but the bare metal was great and, to me, iconic. But with the introduction of non-metal planes, they had a choice that had to b...

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by ty97
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10023

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

wnflyguy wrote:
WN always has seasonal shifts in MCO it's nothing new.

Flyguy


enilria can correct me (and please do!) if I am wrong, but I think the WN data is a year over year compare which means seasonality would not be the explanation.

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by ty97
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18964

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

There is no question that Delta is stronger in RDU. It's not even close. If DL added LHR, it would definitely win the contracts with its combination of CDG and far superior domestic network out of RDU. Once DL gets those contracts, AA would almost certainly drop and DL would have the market to itse...

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by ty97
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR delays 6/24 due to Other/Staffing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

EWR delays 6/24 due to Other/Staffing?

This is a new one to me. Any idea what's going on? Due to OTHER / STAFFING and VOLUME / STAFFING, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR). This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of 1 hour and 24 minut...

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by ty97
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18964

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

I fully expect we'll see this slot move to a hub. DL was only running this to get the slot for some other use. But to the questions about why IND, BNA, etc might work where PHL didn't, the argument would be that DL would be competition-free on those routes. At PHL, they are up against both AA and B...

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by ty97
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 18964

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

I fully expect we'll see this slot move to a hub. DL was only running this to get the slot for some other use. But to the questions about why IND, BNA, etc might work where PHL didn't, the argument would be that DL would be competition-free on those routes. At PHL, they are up against both AA and BA...

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by ty97
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Republic for American Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 2056

Re: What's up with Republic for American Eagle

A few years ago, Republic had staffing issues and wasn't able to provide AA the level of resource AA was expecting. As a result, some planned Republic flying was converted to mainline (this like explains your MD-80). Republic appears to be doing better now and does fly for AA, but so do several othe...

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by ty97
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 70
Views: 14608

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

AA's pilot union has now been quoted opposing the transaction: They don't get any say/control over the potential transaction AFAIK. They have every right to make a statement, of course, but I don't think they can do anything more. Beyond the foreign ownership rule limit for airlines stock, I don't ...

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