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by MAH4546
Fri May 26, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 5972

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

Merida has never been able to support anything outside of Miami and Houston and this ATL flight won't last, IMO. The most ridiculous thing is that it's daily!!

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by MAH4546
Fri May 26, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight between South America and Central Asia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Flight between South America and Central Asia?

Iran may be considered Central Asia. Iranair/Conviasa have flown Caracas-Tehran, often (always?) via Damascus. Not sure if it was around in 2014.

Or, Turkey is classified as Central Asia.

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by MAH4546
Thu May 25, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 38
Views: 4975

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

This past winter Norwegian (which had the bulk of the international vacation contract) based three 737-800's here from December through April. Where could Norwegian fly from Milwaukee on a 737? They cannot reach Europe, and American law would not let them fly domestic. Do they have some strange rig...

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by MAH4546
Wed May 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 2421

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

Guys, there are no more frequencies for PEK/PVG-United States.

Hainan will expand secondary flying from LAX/NYC and maybe SFO/SEA. Nothing more until a new bilateral.

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by MAH4546
Wed May 24, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces PVD
Replies: 27
Views: 3655

Re: Frontier announces PVD

Also announced LAS-RDU and LAS-MIA resumption. Wonder what else? F9 tends to throw out a lot of new routes at once but never a central press release.

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by MAH4546
Tue May 23, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September
Replies: 17
Views: 2125

Re: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September

Not expansion, just opening a base where Envoy already operates 30 daily flights.

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by MAH4546
Mon May 22, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2116

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

ANA787 wrote:
Maybe we'll see HEL-SEA/PDX service someday.


Finnair did in fact fly to SEA in the 1990s, but highly doubtful we will see it, and PDXHEL isn't even a question. That's not happening.

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by MAH4546
Sun May 21, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/21/2017:AA Drops LGA-MCI, B6 Drops LAS-SFO, DL Drops SLC-MIA
Replies: 78
Views: 12200

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

And just like that, now AA decides to bring MIASLC back on December 15th after having recently permanently discontinued it. So will DL reverse course again to protect market? AA bringing back MIASLC was done simultaneously with DL moving MIASLC to an extra FLLSLC, so doubt DL knew.

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by MAH4546
Sun May 21, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14083

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

The bankers and entertainment industry riders will be attracted to it. I don't think so, because it's not offered to/from JFK. Within 5 years I suspect lieflats will be the norm for carriers on the key transcons between SF/LA and NYC/BOS/WAS/MIA, but it's entirely thanks to JetBlue. Probably, but n...

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by MAH4546
Sat May 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14083

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

Within 5 years I suspect lieflats will be the norm for carriers on the key transcons between SF/LA and NYC/BOS/WAS/MIA, but it's entirely thanks to JetBlue.

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by MAH4546
Fri May 19, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE
Replies: 41
Views: 8912

Re: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE

Hasn't AZ always served LAX? No. They've been off and on with LAX (and SFO) over the decades. They were currently offering summer-seasonal only. Now apparently they're going year-round. I don't think that's an accurat problem way of describing it. LAX served without interruption from the 80s to Mar...

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by MAH4546
Thu May 18, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE
Replies: 41
Views: 8912

Re: Alitalia's 9th life: announcing LAX, DEL, MLE

Gotta love AZ's "Never Say Die" determination, they are scrappy. So, how many times has AZ attempted LAX since the 80s? AZ has now been flying to LAX since 2010. It is simply switching to year-round. It flew to LAX consistently in the 80s/90s through spring 2002. Then resumed in 2008 very...

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by MAH4546
Thu May 18, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA
Replies: 29
Views: 2213

Re: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA

MAH4546 - Cruise boardings of almost 900K passengers in 2016 is not a "niche" market for just locals and "driving distance" customers. Flying to/from one of the top-rated airports in the US and access to Central FL points before or after cruise time is a draw for visitors. An ai...

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by MAH4546
Wed May 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA
Replies: 29
Views: 2213

Re: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA

A shame they can't add more than once weekly. Beyond Tampa Bay area attractions, a sizeable cruise market, including Cuba, sails from Tampa year round. Tampa is very much a niche cruise port that is not sizeable and focuses on local/driving distance cruisers, like most regional cruise ports such as...

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by MAH4546
Wed May 17, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46002

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Not to get too far off topic but, I hope the brass at AZ can pull off a miracle (highly doubtful) because despite all the issues with AZ over the years Terminal E just won't be the same without the Italian tail in the lineup. I don't think it's doubtful. Alitalia will be flying for many years to co...

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by MAH4546
Tue May 16, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46002

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Honestly most of those are just too far out of left field. Delta will fly BOS-FCO seasonally if AZ were to go away, IMO. And that's it. Well I'll admit IG probably is and the Gulf Carriers aren't eager to expand on anything related to the US but DY has mentioned BOS-FCO as a future route. Why not L...

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by MAH4546
Mon May 15, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46002

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

In the Summer that market is pretty big. A 757 would be like throwing away money. It's shocking to me that the 4rd largest economy in Europe can't support its own airline. Without AZ on the route (or in operation), my money is on a ME3 airline operating to BOS via FCO. Maybe we will see EY in Bosto...

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by MAH4546
Mon May 15, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November
Replies: 62
Views: 7700

Re: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November

Considering the O&D market in MIA, and the AA-LY Partnership (which has only grown stronger since PHL-TLV died), I'm not surprised. I'd expect to potentially see codeshares on AA into South America, especially if LY expects to fill a 772. Codeshares aren't needed to South America to fill a 777 ...

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by MAH4546
Mon May 15, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November
Replies: 62
Views: 7700

Re: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November

[*] Considering the O&D market in MIA, and the AA-LY Partnership (which has only grown stronger since PHL-TLV died), I'm not surprised. I'd expect to potentially see codeshares on AA into South America, especially if LY expects to fill a 772. Codeshares aren't needed to South America to fill a 7...

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by MAH4546
Sun May 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change
Replies: 49
Views: 9945

Re: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change

EI MIA-DUB JAN 0.8>0.4 With winter being peak season for MIA this doesn't look good. EI already cutting service and they haven't even launched the flights yet. Must be poor advanced bookings. WW MIA-KEF NOV 0>0.1 DEC 0>0.3 JAN 0>0.3 Again - why such low service when winter is peak time for MIA? Not...

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by MAH4546
Sat May 13, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6588

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

The two daily B6 Mint flights will take plenty of business from AA if the route goes all 32B. Has much has Id like AA to make BOS a focus city and have A321T on the route, I for sure think they Need to Protect and run them on MIA routs to be competitive for all the South America routs. Id like CLT ...

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by MAH4546
Fri May 12, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 5047

Re: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?

Well, they're still around, so I guess that's something of a good sign. I'm curious as to whether UA is eligible to contend for local subsidies, or are those only offered to PRC-side carriers? The routes are surely subsidized. Maybe not Chengdu, but little doubt the rest are. Almost all secondary f...

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by MAH4546
Fri May 12, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6588

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

If they stop SYD with the 77W, it may make sense, but remember they still do LHR from LAX. The 77E on MIA-LAX is for repositioning, maybe? No A321T. The Transcon product is route specific, designed for LAX/SFO-JFK. The transcon product is route specific and includes upgraded meals, lounge access, e...

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by MAH4546
Fri May 12, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15646

Re: United's future International Expansion

My guesses would be: IAH-MAR/VLN/PMV( once Venezuela gets over this chavismo fiasco) IAH-Bolivia,Paraguay, and Uruguay IAH-BRU- good replacement for IAH-MUC. EWR-ICN IAH-Paraguay/Uruguay/Bolivia is grossly unrealistic, as is IAH-VLN/PMV even assuming a healthy Venezuela. Well, they were only guesse...

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by MAH4546
Thu May 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15646

Re: United's future International Expansion

AVENSAB727 wrote:
My guesses would be:
IAH-MAR/VLN/PMV( once Venezuela gets over this chavismo fiasco)
IAH-Bolivia,Paraguay, and Uruguay
IAH-BRU- good replacement for IAH-MUC.
EWR-ICN


IAH-Paraguay/Uruguay/Bolivia is grossly unrealistic, as is IAH-VLN/PMV even assuming a healthy Venezuela.

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by MAH4546
Thu May 11, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104497

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

An announcement of AA taking over Terminal 5 is rumored to be imminent, so jetBlue won't be sticking around long.

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by MAH4546
Thu May 11, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian cutting BWI/cancelling BOS Carribean ops
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

Re: Norwegian cutting BWI/cancelling BOS Carribean ops

guyanam wrote:

Not sure who flies from FLL but I do know that the more affluent Haitian Americans like to travel to the French Caribbean for vacation. FLL having a large population of these.


South Florida is the largest U.S. market from FDF/PTP and always has been. Surprised still no FLL-FDF.

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by MAH4546
Wed May 10, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

Re: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December

How long till EZE to FFL, MCO, or JFK There have been rumors of plans for an EZE-JFK route using Norwegian de Argentina SA. Have not heard of any FL plans. I suppose it all depends on how many frequencies are left in the US-Argentina bilateral for each side, but they should be OK as there are quite...

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by MAH4546
Tue May 09, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7575

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

alfa164 wrote:
Nobody said "non-stop" did they? Maybe HKG-YVR-MIA?


Requires an expanded Hong Kong-Canada bilateral or CX exiting/reducing JFK-YVR. CX is only allowed to fly seven weekly U.S.-Canada flights.

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by MAH4546
Tue May 09, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7575

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

It won't be a Chinese carrier until the U.S.-China bilateral is expanded. No room to add new markets without discontinuing/reducing current ones, unless a Chinese carrier wants to fly from Miami to a secondary Chinese city, which is never going to happen. Cathay has made it very clear it wants to f...

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by MAH4546
Tue May 09, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7575

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

It won't be a Chinese carrier until the U.S.-China bilateral is expanded. No room to add new markets without discontinuing/reducing current ones, unless a Chinese carrier wants to fly from Miami to a secondary Chinese city, which is never going to happen. Cathay has made it very clear it wants to fl...

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by MAH4546
Tue May 09, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16310

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

Is XIY happening again this summer? http://i.imgur.com/3eI0ily.png Punching SFO and XIY into United.com would suggest yes. Ok .. I have to ask this ... how does one pronounce "XIAN" ? I always wondered. "X" is "ch," like in Catalan, so "Chian."

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by MAH4546
Tue May 09, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26470

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Still waiting for ME3's to show up at YVR. Any word on Emirates starting YVR up because if anything it sounds more realistic then Buffalo IMO. The ME3 are each only allowed three weekly flights to Canada. EK/EY use them to Toronto and QR to Montreal. None of them can fly to Vancouver without discon...

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by MAH4546
Mon May 08, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?
Replies: 35
Views: 5953

Re: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?

commavia wrote:
[quote="AAplat4life" Beyond that, I'd even put the prospect of MIA-FCO higher than ORD-FCO going year-round.


If Alitalia suddenly goes under, I bet AA is in MIAFCO within 6-8 weeks. AA isn't going to let a ~200 PDEW market sit unserved from Miami.

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by MAH4546
Mon May 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 103
Views: 11745

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Looks like Aer Lingus is doubling Miami. From right around Christmas through end of winter timetable, MIA-DUB will be 6w instead of planned 3w. I wonder what that means for the proposed Las Vegas winter route. Maybe the planes will do extra MIA flights instead? Also I think MCO was supposed to be 4...

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by MAH4546
Mon May 08, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 103
Views: 11745

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Looks like Aer Lingus is doubling Miami. From right around Christmas through end of winter timetable, MIA-DUB will be 6w instead of planned 3w.

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by MAH4546
Sun May 07, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?
Replies: 35
Views: 5953

Re: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?

Unlikely that AA would start LAX-FCO, even seasonally. If AZ goes under, DL would potentially reinstate JFK-FCO from seasonal to year round, minus a few days in the slowest of months (Jan or Feb), and possibly make BOS-FCO year round, with a reduced frequency in the Winter. AA has plenty of FCO cov...

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by MAH4546
Sun May 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airberlin touches down on inaugural DUS-MCO 6MAY17
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: Airberlin touches down on inagural DUS-MCO 6MAY17

Duuseldorf is airberlin's main hub and a far larger market. I don't think MCOTXL is in the cards. Former LTU route. Did well, the only US route I can remember LTU having year round in the US was surprisingly RSW, which always struck me as odd. -Blue MIA-DUS was also year round. At one point, maybe ...

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by MAH4546
Sun May 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4655

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

Austrian struggles enough using its small fleet to fly its long haul network, which is relatively large compared to its fleet size. With no new planes on the horizon, there likely is no expansion coming either. Vienna is a small, niche market from North America, and OS has the six largest trans-Atla...

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by MAH4546
Sun May 07, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airberlin touches down on inaugural DUS-MCO 6MAY17
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: Airberlin touches down on inagural DUS-MCO 6MAY17

Duuseldorf is airberlin's main hub and a far larger market. I don't think MCOTXL is in the cards.

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by MAH4546
Sat May 06, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 480
Views: 24992

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Than if I'm wrong back up your statement with a fact. Tell me your definition of a "decent market". O&D between DTW and EZE is a pathetic 9 PDEW. A decent market in my opinion is around 60-70 PDEW. That's when a nonstop starts making sense and can easily start stimulating. Caveat that...

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by MAH4546
Sat May 06, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 480
Views: 24992

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

In another post, a poster not to be named strikes again at DTW, this time saying that they're surprised nobody has recommended DTW-EZE. DTW-GRU does well, unfortunately it was cut because of the economy, but if the 76W could make it to EZE from DTW it could work with a combination of auto and leisu...

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by MAH4546
Sat May 06, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 480
Views: 24992

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

In another post, a poster not to be named strikes again at DTW, this time saying that they're surprised nobody has recommended DTW-EZE. DTW-GRU does well, unfortunately it was cut because of the economy, but if the 76W could make it to EZE from DTW it could work with a combination of auto and leisu...

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by MAH4546
Sat May 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13711

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

I suspect as DFW-FCO is the longest TATL flight operated by AA if it comes back for next summer, a 787-8/9 will replace the 772. It would be great if AA could operate DFW-FCO year round. The 787-8 could make it work, especially in the off season. No, a 788 would be empty in the off season. This rou...

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by MAH4546
Sat May 06, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 22734

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

Robert1010 wrote:
Recently was on a WN flt and saw CVG-GCM was coming soon!


It's not.

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by MAH4546
Sat May 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13711

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

:checkmark: MIA with all its connections south of the US is really ideal for FCO from November through April. Romans love Miami, Florida & the Caribbean in the winter. Like @ MXP, AA could offer FCO to JFK / MIA with alternating schedules maintaining a 7 day operation. MIAFCO to compliment MIAM...

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by MAH4546
Sat May 06, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4655

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

727LOVER wrote:
Where does Austrian currently fly in North America?


JFK, Newark, Dulles, O'Hare, Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto and Havana.

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by MAH4546
Sat May 06, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami
Replies: 24
Views: 4606

Re: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami

Does anyone know why MIA and BOS are being reduced in frequency by SAS next year? Are they preforming poorly? MIA used to be daily but from Novemeber will be going to 5x weekly and then 4-3 weekly next March and April. Did you not read the article? SAS is losing a lease on a long-haul 737 and does ...

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