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by Varsity1
Thu May 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 180
Views: 10068

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Robert Isom is a snake and an idiot.

He is the one that feuded with Scott Kirby and eventually pushed Kirby out the door. His ideas only exist in the theoretical, because he has so little practical experience.

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by Varsity1
Tue May 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 75
Views: 14240

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I'm not a lawyer, but if I didn't know they hadn't flown a flight in a week and booked a ticket for, say tomorrow...wouldn't that be a kind of fraud (representing for sale something you have no ability or anticipation of fulfilling)? The owners are basically fraudersters. They sign up for subsidize...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 19, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 5739

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

That blue is awesome!

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by Varsity1
Fri May 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 75
Views: 14240

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

That's not remotely true. At my regional, upgrades are around 2 years right now. A captain on year 3 pay will be making in excess of $90/hr, and it will be over $95/hr on Jan 1. The top of our pay scale is like $150/hr. You definitely don't seem to understand the difference between a block hour and...

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by Varsity1
Wed May 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 75
Views: 14240

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captains make 6 figures. Even a RAVN...

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by Varsity1
Wed May 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 75
Views: 14240

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage rn. Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 m...

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by Varsity1
Wed May 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 75
Views: 14240

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...

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by Varsity1
Tue May 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended
Replies: 75
Views: 14240

Re: Via Air in trouble: majority of flights suspended

The owners are SUPER cheap. Pilots checks have been withheld for weeks, invoices for airport charges go unpaid, fuel charges bounce.

The owner is a former Israeli fighter pilot and believes he's really hot sh1t and can do no wrong. Doesn't listen to anybody.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 129
Views: 13682

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

On a similar note, India-US trade is booming. I suspect the movement of manufacturing will help DL's new service to India.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 129
Views: 13682

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The trade deficit was $350B in Chinas favor in 2017. Does the rest of the world think we Americans are going to allow this to continue? How do you think the Chinese are able to snap up real estate and other luxury goods in cash in other parts of the world? Did they suddenly find a rainbow with a po...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 129
Views: 13682

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Or how about addressing a MASSIVE trade deficit? But then, if you don't live in the US, why would you care? The trade deficit was $350B in Chinas favor in 2017. Does the rest of the wo...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 129
Views: 13682

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Chinese citizens will pa...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 129
Views: 13682

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Elementalism wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports.


WTO would slap them for illegal subsidies.


WTO has no jurisdiction over domestic affairs.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 129
Views: 13682

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports.

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by Varsity1
Mon May 13, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 491
Views: 99532

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

OKCDCA wrote:
I also continue to be impressed with the YV crews flying for Eagle. Always much more friendlier and inviting than mainline AA and other regional crews!



Really? The have notoriously poor OTP. The worst in the eagle system.

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by Varsity1
Sun May 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Curious....will the regionals ever open up to foreign labor to help the shortage?.... the majors are good because they take away from the regionals but nobody is replacing those pilots That's the last thing we need. Low wages created this shortage. There needs to be some pain felt by the companies ...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6528

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

So a post on a touching airline moment has turned into a full fledged affirmative action debate. Welcome to a.net What? No. A totally stupid moment, made of like 71% schlock, has turned into this. This isn't news. It's a complete yawner of a non-story. As it would be if it were any of the other ump...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6528

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

This would not be a story if this was a father and two sons being Delta pilots. This made news because it's three females in a position that is predominantly male. They are probably fantastic pilots and I wouldn't mind flying with any of them but there is no question that they are Delta mainline pi...

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by Varsity1
Sat May 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6528

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Because if the story was about a father with multiple sons, you wouldn’t have heard it. But because it’s all females (who have an easier path to getting hired) it’s newsworthy Yep. People on the outside have no idea how socially engineered flight decks are these days. White males need 6x the experi...

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by Varsity1
Sat May 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6528

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

When I hired on in the early NWA days we had an anti nepotism policy. I guess those days are over. What if the son or daughter earns the position on their own merits? How do we know the DL daughter isn’t a highly skilled pilot who deserved to be hired? Because if the story was about a father with m...

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by Varsity1
Sat May 11, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6528

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Y'all saying "nepotism" seem to not know what that word means. Here's a refresher from the dictionary: The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. Unless the mom's involved in the hiring selection and improperly biasin...

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by Varsity1
Thu May 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 571
Views: 90173

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Pilots have been notified that there will be a substantial growth in JFK departures (in their bid packets) this winter at AA.

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by Varsity1
Thu May 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's.. Let see...using FSDan's data that he complied last month: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php...

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by Varsity1
Thu May 09, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5561

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's..

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by Varsity1
Tue May 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12597

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Not really. Flying over a country that launches missles without NOTAM’s is not a smart thing to do. The MH17 disaster is still a very sensitive subject in The Netherlands. There is still a debate going on why airlines where flying over the Ukraine when just days before missles where fired at milita...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 06, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 129920

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Regarding the theorized flight control degradation to direct law, could this mode of control result in the crew having reduced control input on approach and be a cause of the poor landing? Or put another way, would the crew be hampered by the direct law control inputs and thus have a bad landing? T...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 05, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 129920

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

This is what pilots get paid for. They don't go to training to learn normal procedures, but fires, failures, loss of controllability etc..

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by Varsity1
Sat May 04, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40797

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

It had been raining in the area at the time of the aircraft's approach so the runway was wet and had ponding water on it. Imagine if American pilots had to fly in kind of conditions that are routine in the monsoon season in SE Asia. It'd be carnage. Those pilots out there must be damn good. Having ...

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by Varsity1
Thu May 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4159

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

Spirit still has silver airbuses flying around.

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by Varsity1
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7420

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

And the pilots at Envoy/Piedmont are pissed.

PSA is getting paid 25% more to do the exact same job. No word on pay improvements at Envoy or Piedmont.

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by Varsity1
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 5427

Re: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes

Operating leases or dry leases? Where did you read this?

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by Varsity1
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43480

Re: WN looking at A220

There is a great chance if a smaller type is introduced, the pay scale will be lower than that of the 737; which actually goes against your argument. And that still doesn't discount the fuel saving, which is the only thing zeke was talking about. Why would the SWA pilots union vote yes to lower pay...

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43480

Re: WN looking at A220

stburke wrote:
Cue pilots wanting a raise because they'll have to train on a new aircraft type.


The new wage would be lower, not higher. The A220 is a smaller aircraft. Pilots are aware/accept this.

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 82
Views: 11845

Re: United MCO hub?

Jamake1 wrote:
If United ever wanted to establish a southeast hub, I think CHS could be a possible location.


lol
CHS is a tiny town bro.

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1106
Views: 115707

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Wow, that was hasty! Usually, orders remain until the dust settles....so the potential buyer has no slots of MAX production either... The financing has probably been withdrawn, and Boeing notified of this by the financiers. No finance, no sale. Boeing was probably notified months ago that there was...

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43480

Re: WN looking at A220

A friend in the pilot union confirms they are demo'ing the A220.

It is more of a concern that an AD on the 737 could ground the entire airline overnight. The same risk exists for all single fleet type airlines.

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 491
Views: 99532

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

Apologies if this has been asked before, but a few weeks ago during my visit to DFW, I had actually still seen a couple of the old American Eagle airplanes flying around with the older livery. How many are not painted yet? A fair number of the 140's haven't been repainted and I kinda doubt they eve...

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The largest aircraft in EGE!
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: The largest aircraft in EGE!

C-17 has been in there on a few occasions.

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1106
Views: 115707

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Does AA have any potential partners in India?


Not in India but they do have Sri Lankan Airways which is a OneWorld member. Sri Lankan does have a good coverage of India.



Yeah but it's a back track, Sri Lanka to DFW is just too far.

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1106
Views: 115707

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Does AA have any potential partners in India?

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by Varsity1
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 357
Views: 53611

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

I was just talking to neeleman...turns out he is actually planning on taking this capital to buy back Jetblue and go private. In cohorts with the pilots maybe. They want him back. I wonder if the the pilots will attempt labor action to drop the stock price, Neeleman could then purchase it through a...

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19322

Re: Pilot/Neeleman Coup d'etat

The Pilots WANT Neeleman back super bad. I could see the pilot union acting in cohorts with Neeleman/Moxy to enable a coup d'etat. Judging from their allegiance to him and absolutely distaste with current management, I could totally see it. No... The pilots Do NOT want David back. Yes they absolute...

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19322

Pilot/Neeleman Coup d'etat

The Pilots WANT Neeleman back super bad.

I could see the pilot union acting in cohorts with Neeleman/Moxy to enable a coup d'etat. Judging from their allegiance to him and absolutely distaste with current management, I could totally see it.

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 139697

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

emuwarveteran wrote:
THEY ACTUALLY DID IT THE ABSOLUTE MADMEN

i wish them luck, hopefully this will be a success


best response so far.

bravo

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 139697

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Following along live tweets, it seems like such an amateur presentation. I was optimistic, but now have my doubts.

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13202

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Looks like Republic is reintroducing some house-branded aircraft (so far N821MD and N826MD have both returned from Mexico), reflecting the recent brand refresh: https://media.licdn.com/dms/image/C4D22AQFRkCDoQxP65w/feedshare-shrink_8192/0?e=1554958800&v=beta&t=k0PdCGQg72xuX3Q2TnBvdAOl7DtCXo...

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance
Replies: 53
Views: 10364

Re: UA EWR-EZE Route Performance

American owns Argentina. I would never consider UA or DL. DL has issues all the time and with only 1 flight a day they have no wiggle room for any MX issues. Utter nonsense. AR is part of SkyTeam so DL has a partner there. The only difference is that DL has one flight a day at EZE. AA has four (pea...

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 14930

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Just clarifying, I made this because the loads look me by surprise and wasn’t expecting a route like this to be performing like this. Yes, it’ll probably perform better in the coming months as well other AA routes(ORD-LHR is around half full give or take?) You should clarify the Y loads. J is booke...

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