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by MAH4546
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8
Replies: 181
Views: 21082

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

Latin American Wings will launch SCL-MIA, twice a week, on 15 January. Looks like a tech stop in Caracas.

Avior will launch CCS-MIA, operated by World Atlantic, on 9 October, 4x a week.

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by MAH4546
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10250

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Cubsrule wrote:
These articles are outdated. The route is taking about a two-week break but returns from 29 October. Take a look at the OAG thread.


It's done. Removed from GDS.

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by MAH4546
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cautiously Optimistic: AA To Put 772 On MIA-LAX-MIA
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Cautiously Optimistic: AA To Put 772 On MIA-LAX-MIA

Jo8338 wrote:
I find that hard to believe that AA won't sell the premium economy cabin and just give it away to elites.


Nothing new. When a 3-class plane flies MIADFW, LAXDFW, etc., they reserve J or W for elites and it has coach service.

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by MAH4546
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cautiously Optimistic: AA To Put 772 On MIA-LAX-MIA
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Cautiously Optimistic: AA To Put 772 On MIA-LAX-MIA

Jo8338 wrote:
I am seeing rows 13-15 blocked out. These are premium economy......
Does this mean that AA will sell as a separate class of service?
Maybe premium economy will be the upgrade for 500 miles / systemwide.


Premium economy will be coach, reserved for elite status customers.

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by MAH4546
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 301
Views: 30322

Re: DL Future Expansion

DL isn't #1 in LA yet. But the T2/T3 acquisition will allow DL to double their flying in LA. They will be close to 300 departures daily when it is all said and done. According to LAWA, the 27 gates that T2/T3 is expected to have upon completion of the Delta project would already be oversubscribed a...

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by MAH4546
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

In a move that should shock nobody, AA has loaded a daily 772 on the route starting January 18th.

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by MAH4546
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Temporarily Moves HQ Back to DTW
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Spirit Temporarily Moves HQ Back to DTW

One can complain about the so-called high cost of living in Florida, but compared to a lot of Metro areas, it's pennies. Also, Florida has no state income tax. The combination of no state income tax plus comparatively low cost of living and high quality of life is why so many people from the Northe...

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by MAH4546
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Temporarily Moves HQ Back to DTW
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Spirit Temporarily Moves HQ Back to DTW

I see th delusion in Michigan is alive and well.

Spirit is based in Miramar, a far north Miami suburb that is quite affordable.

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by MAH4546
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49147

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

What will airlines do with their planes? Planes cost millions so I doubt airlines don't want to take risks. Do they fly planes out of Florida and store as many of them as possible to hangars? u Well, there aren't very many commercial flights that operate totally within Florida, compared to flights ...

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by MAH4546
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8
Replies: 181
Views: 21082

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

Irma may put off plans for weeks or months for new or expanded airline services in South Florida. Potential damage to terminals, runways, access roads, loss of home of workforce, loss or extended shutdowns of resorts and hotels into the prime winter season will likely cut demand for a while. Possib...

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by MAH4546
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8
Replies: 181
Views: 21082

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

I've heard the wait for a Tokyo nonstop may finally soon be over.

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by MAH4546
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 302
Views: 28028

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

I know AB is because of the whole debacle but is there a good reason Eurowings is ending service? Eurowings is not ending service. Both Orlando and Miami will seasonally end in April, resume in October. I think you have it backwards...maybe suspended in October and resume in April as I see it here ...

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by MAH4546
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2
Replies: 302
Views: 28028

Re: Orlando Air Service Discussion Part 2

flymco753 wrote:
dabpit wrote:
Air Berlin is ending its flight to DUS on September 25. Eurowings is also ending its service.
I know AB is because of the whole debacle but is there a good reason Eurowings is ending service?


Eurowings is not ending service. Both Orlando and Miami will seasonally end in April, resume in October.

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by MAH4546
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Launching DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 6450

Re: WOW Launching DFW

AirbusOnly wrote:
Interesting they will fly with A333, since they even used their A321neo even to MIA!


MIA is operated with the A330. They've used the A321 as a sub when the A330 has gone into maintenance. An A321 cannot reliably operate MIAKEF nor DFWKEF.

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by MAH4546
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First BA routes announced with high density seating
Replies: 59
Views: 13820

Re: First BA routes announced with high density seating

And they will still call it Club Europe with such tight pitch. What a joke. It is a joke. One of the reasons why I stopped flying with BA at all. With better competition (LH, LX, LO all with new J) and BA hard and soft product getting worse and worse, and LHR being LHR, there is no reason anymore. ...

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by MAH4546
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7496

Re: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?

What a bizarre question - huge market at EWR - huge DL hub at AMS - not to mention the onward connections to India and everywhere else... Why wouldn't DL fly EWR-AMS? Well, as stated above, UA doesn't fly ATL-FRA, and AA doesn't fly MSP-LHR, so it feels a bit unusual that DL would have two signific...

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by MAH4546
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7496

Re: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?

People are reading too much into this. It is very simple: Delta has metal neutrality with KLM and Air France. It flies these routes in place of those airlines, neither of which serve Newark.

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by MAH4546
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to serve Miami
Replies: 33
Views: 2258

Re: Next airline to serve Miami

Dusseldorf and Rome will not be without Miami service, the markets are too large. Others will fill the gap if either airline ends long-haul ops.

Berlin, maybe, but given it's the second largest long-haul market from Berlin, I suspect if Lufthansa sets up TXL long-haul ops, it will include Miami.

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 6924

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TX

TXL will have Miami and New York-JFK only, for a total of 2 routes. I just saw on my facebook page that AB is no longer accepting reservations for MIA-TXL after November 2. I tried to make dummy bookings MIA-TXL in late November and everything is thru DUS. No more nonstop flights MIA-TXL. JFK still...

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6076

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Delta, Fedex and United are most likely to get the routes. AA, B6 and WN all received more frequencies in the original allocation and are largely duplicating what they were awarded with higher frequencies than other carriers. FedEx can use Varadero United is only asking for six. B6 will get the Sat...

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 6924

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

The JFK routes are also legacy LTU routes, I believe. Curious if Lufthansa will pick them up or have EuroWings operate them. The only legacy LTU routes to the States are DUS-RSW and DUS-MIA. While JFK-DUS was launched with LTU branding, it was after the Airberlin acquisition. JFK-DUS was a long sta...

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 6924

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

Cointrin330 wrote:
The JFK routes are also legacy LTU routes, I believe. Curious if Lufthansa will pick them up or have EuroWings operate them.


The only legacy LTU routes to the States are DUS-RSW and DUS-MIA. While JFK-DUS was launched with LTU branding, it was after the Airberlin acquisition.

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6076

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

AA737-823 wrote:
I wonder who wants it now. After the initial "Let's fly planes to Cuba!" craze, I suspect everyone is a little more restrained...


Hardly. There are more applications than slot already.

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by MAH4546
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1114
Views: 118266

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Not sure if this was mentioned or not but Air Berlin is going seasonal on BOS-DUS, original plan was 4x weekly in the winter. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274436/airberlin-w17-us-service-changes-as-of-23aug17/ Airberlin has not loaded a summer 2018 schedule. I bet AB is done wit...

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by MAH4546
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 406
Views: 41588

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Is DL really considering launching RDU-AMS? Between LHR and CDG, doesn't RDU have enough TATL service for now? I think they should focus their energy on a TPAC flight. I doubt DL launches RDU-LHR, AA already has that route covered well. If anything, it will be a LCC like DY coming and launching ser...

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by MAH4546
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico

It's illegal because Puerto Rico is part of the United States. So it's never going to happen. Not illegal....unlikely, yes but not illegal. Virgin America anyone?? So it could happen just as such airline (Air China Puerto Rico or whatever, :lol: ) complies with the rules and regulations of the USA>...

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by MAH4546
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Avianca, Copa or Latam Puerto Rico

It's illegal because Puerto Rico is part of the United States. So it's never going to happen.

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by MAH4546
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 13662

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Common practice. A lot of foreign airlines flying to FLL do the same thing, calling it Miami Fort Lauderdale or similar, like Emirates and Norwegian.

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by MAH4546
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10728

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

B6 will do fine to JFK. 7-8 flights on 2 different airlines is fine. BOS, there is a lot more competition. They need a more agressive schedule and BOS business people. MCO and FLL are for feed. Nothing more. They can get you from ATL to SJU etc now For "feed?" Do you realize how huge the ...

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by MAH4546
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Maybe B6 Mint at FLL is the real winner, and AA just decided it wasn't worth a fight. Fights cost money and fliers seem to rave about MINT. For all we know the few actual cash paying passengers could hate AA and prefer B6, the FFs could be gone. AA if they are flying all regular recliner first clas...

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by MAH4546
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Maybe B6 Mint at FLL is the real winner, and AA just decided it wasn't worth a fight. Fights cost money and fliers seem to rave about MINT. For all we know the few actual cash paying passengers could hate AA and prefer B6, the FFs could be gone. AA if they are flying all regular recliner first clas...

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

AA is still advertising 3 cabin transcontinental service from MIA - LAX for flagship dining, just go the email yesterday. Hearing 2-class F passengers on MIALAX will also have access to Flagship Dining (as will J passengers on JFK-LAX/SFO). Nothing they do pre-boarding will make up for the fact tha...

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Jo8338 wrote:
AA is still advertising 3 cabin transcontinental service from MIA - LAX for flagship dining, just go the email yesterday.


Hearing 2-class F passengers on MIALAX will also have access to Flagship Dining (as will J passengers on JFK-LAX/SFO).

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by MAH4546
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 315
Views: 25797

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Really? You don't think it's feasible for a tourist destination popular with the UK and mainland Europe with a local population of over 3 million people, a growing economy, and an airport with a strong incentive program to lure air service from a carrier based in a wealthy, European nation that has...

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by MAH4546
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 315
Views: 25797

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Aer Lingus is, at best, 5-7 years away, if ever. You don't fly to an airport because the mayor is Irish. Really? You don't think it's feasible for a tourist destination popular with the UK and mainland Europe with a local population of over 3 million people, a growing economy, and an airport with a...

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by MAH4546
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 315
Views: 25797

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Aer Lingus is, at best, 5-7 years away, if ever. You don't fly to an airport because the mayor is Irish.

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by MAH4546
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

AA is going to load LAXPEK soon and needs to source a 777 into Los Angeles, if it launches with a 777. Let's see if they rotate it from Miami or Dallas. The schedule isn't ideal for a MIA rotation, though. When 787s start flying to Miami, if ever, or if LAXSYD goes back to a 77W (maybe following a J...

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by MAH4546
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1114
Views: 118266

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

BOS-MBJ (AA) - 71.9% (94.6%) BOS-PLS - (AA) 68.2% (96.7%) BOS-PUJ (AA) - 79.6% (95.2%) Ouch, wonder how much longer they'll stick around on these. Clearly DL is taking passengers from them. Those Sat-only routes have historically had below average loads. They go back to the days pre-2005/6 when US ...

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by MAH4546
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul will start CNF-MCO and BEL-FLL
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Azul will start CNF-MCO and BEL-FLL

SonOfABeech wrote:
MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
BEL-FLL tests the operational range of the 320 NEO or not? How many NM is it?



Surprisingly short at 2464 nms. Even an old school A320 could do it.

Speaking of, do Azul's NEOs have engine issues?


And the old school A320s do in fact do it - LATAM flies MIA-BEL with the A320.

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by MAH4546
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL - Vegas
Replies: 11
Views: 2341

Re: DL - Vegas

The dynamics are different at LAS as opposed to say, MCO which is becoming a true focus city. It's not, though. It's almost all hub/focus city flying outside of GRU and MIA. The rest is Saturday flying using under-utilized planes, which they do from other cities like MIA, and is not unique to Orlan...

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by MAH4546
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended
Replies: 30
Views: 9419

Re: AA Service from LAX to AKL Suspended

It's basically a political move to get the QF JBA approved.

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by MAH4546
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 6519

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

Literally straight from T100 (nondirectional average) so unless QR and TK are reporting false information to the DOT I'll go with T100 thanks. Do feel free to post your own numbers for the sake of comparison, but until you do your criticisms of my data (which is also the government's data) are irre...

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by MAH4546
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15485

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Will AA ever build out a more robust European network from MIA? Right now they serve what - LHR, MAD, BCN, MXP and CDG? What about adding service to places like AMS, BRU, FRA, DUS, ZRH, LIS, VIE, MAN, GLA, TXL, MUC, or FCO? They tried FRA but dropped it in 2015. Realistically I doubt they'll try to...

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by MAH4546
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 6519

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

Is it possible that QR moves to FLL to retain a strong position in South Florida by partnering with B6 after AA dropped the codeshare weakening MIA? Nope. QR will continue to receive feed from AA via interlining. If anything, EK moves to MIA because the B6 feed is minimal and it's losing out on mor...

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by MAH4546
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 6519

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

In aggregate it looks a bit less pretty. T100 showing the following for the year ending January 2017: QR: 73.78% TK: 71.28% Compare that to say JFK for the same time period: QR: 84.37% TK: 82.77% Comparatively weak load factors into MIA, and I suspect QR's numbers will take a ding given AA's recent...

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by MAH4546
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 6519

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

I don't know about TK but Qatar was misreporting load factors for MIA, by filing more flights than they actually flew.

MIA publishes airline data on its website from which it's easy to get LF.

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by MAH4546
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

N62NA wrote:
DUDEofJETS wrote:
I've checked the AA.com and our employee travel site and it still shows the 77W through next winter. Can you provide anything about where you got this information?


AA.com.

November 17.

MIA-LAX


Yes, but as already pointed out, check November 19th an on-wards.

Not to say that can't change.

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by MAH4546
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

[But LAX, come on now, that is not an exaggeration, or else they would have never had the 77W and offered 3-class service in the first place. Even B6 puts Mint on FLL-LAX. Unfortunate a wide body won't be on the route given the 767 not going to LAX and a 787 not going to MIA. I would hope its only ...

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by MAH4546
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

I hope, and assume, AA will do some international configured A321neos (maybe LRs?) with lie flat business. Doing a few extra without the full F cabin of the 321T but with 16 or so lie flat seats to put onto some more premium domestic routes like MIA-LAX would be ideal without going to the very low ...

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by MAH4546
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 16131

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

SYD has nothing to do w this, a 777-300 was overkill on MIA LAX. Mostly upgrades and most pax have no idea what a/c they book, outside of the Airliner world, pax book lowest fares or then the most convenient flight times. The past months a 77W has been flying many days DFW LAX although not schedule...

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