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by ckfred
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13853

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

It's great that AA is placing emphasis on ORD-LGA, but back in the days of regulation, there were 3 shuttle-type operations, AA, TW, and UA. AA and UA ran flights from 6am to 8pm, leaving on the hour. TW flights left at 45 minutes past the hour, from 6:45 to 8:45. Granted, AA got away from hourly s...

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by ckfred
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13853

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Does anyone know when AA's new gates on L open? I had to drop off my wife today at ORD. The concourse appears to be close to done. Although, I always liked the view of the "odd" side of L, after driving past Terminal 3. Now, it's just a wall of the connector from the terminal to the concou...

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by ckfred
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 84
Views: 8075

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

If DL had taken over chunks of PA in the 1970s, and AA had done the same with TW in the same time frame, the the thesis that both acquiring carriers failed to build on the names and reputations of the acquired carriers is valid. But, DL bought PA assets in the 1990s, and AA bought what was left of T...

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by ckfred
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 159
Views: 22604

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I'm a bit surprised that AA is retiring 45 738s in 2019/2020. Yes, the 738 entered service with AA in 1999. So, the oldest 738 would be 20 years old. But, they were initially flying a lot of longer routes, so that the MD-80s could stop flying routes, like ORD-West Coast. I'm betting that from 1999 t...

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by ckfred
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 13853

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

It's great that AA is placing emphasis on ORD-LGA, but back in the days of regulation, there were 3 shuttle-type operations, AA, TW, and UA. AA and UA ran flights from 6am to 8pm, leaving on the hour. TW flights left at 45 minutes past the hour, from 6:45 to 8:45. Granted, AA got away from hourly se...

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by ckfred
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Operations for February 9th
Replies: 3
Views: 606

ORD Operations for February 9th

The weather forecast for Chicago is that snow will start falling between 6pm and 8pm tonight, with the snowfall rate cranking up between 8pm and 10pm. Depending on your source of weather information, the snowfall could last from 24 hours to 30 hours. The snowfall totals range from 6 inches to 14 inc...

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by ckfred
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5484

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

A cousin of mine is an F9 pilot. From what I gathered, one of the sticking points about WN's offer to purchase F9 was that no one at F9 was guaranteed a job. If the sale had gone through, every last F9 employee was going to go through the interview process, as if they were being hired off the street...

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by ckfred
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?
Replies: 57
Views: 7119

Re: Can we see a return of the Hub and Spoke model?

I think what the 787 and A350 make possible is flying from a hub to a city that, with aircraft like the 747, 777, and A340, would have required a connection at a second hub. For instance, BA flies LHR-AUS. Before the 787, flying from London to Austin would have meant flying to a larger U.S. airport ...

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by ckfred
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 12575

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I seem to recall that Eagle flew ORD-MHT at some point, possibly as a response to WN starting MDW-MHT. I know that AA has flown seasonal ORD-ANC. That had to be a good 10 years ago, if not more. A friend of mine was a 757/767 F/O in the ORD crew base. He was curious if that was domestic flying or as...

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by ckfred
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8081

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

I notice a lot of reductions in frequency on routes for AA out of ORD. I wonder if AA is upgauging equipment, going from an Embrear 145 to an Embrear 175 or CRJ700, or going from a large RJ to a 737 or Airbus narrowbody on a lot of these routes.

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by ckfred
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12308

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

A little off topic, but I wonder how much the constraints of ORD plays into AA's decision-making about CLT. There are several concepts for adding gates at ORD floating around. The City is committed to adding gates to Terminal 5 and re-configuring Terminal 2 in create more gates. But, no one seems to...

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by ckfred
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 5701

Re: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

ORD used to have the problem that someone would exit the sterile zone, presumably having gotten off a flight. Then, they would realize that they had forgotten something, such as a small carry-on, reading or sun glasses, etc. So, they would run past the TSA agent back into the secure zone. The next t...

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by ckfred
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10002

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

It's interesting that DL has a shuttle operation between LGA and ORD with 14 departures. LGA departures leaving 15 minutes after the hour. But, ATL-ORD only has 11 departures. Before 9/11, DL had a true shuttle operation on ATL-ORD, with hourly departures from 6am to 8pm. For flights out of ATL, al...

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by ckfred
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10002

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

Two things I would like to see from AA. First, at least seasonal or weekend service between ORD and Pensecola. UA has flown the route non-stop for some time. Second would be for AA to start adding some European non-stops from ORD year-round. With the amount of traffic going into ORD these days, it s...

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by ckfred
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10002

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

It's interesting that DL has a shuttle operation between LGA and ORD with 14 departures. LGA departures leaving 15 minutes after the hour. But, ATL-ORD only has 11 departures. Before 9/11, DL had a true shuttle operation on ATL-ORD, with hourly departures from 6am to 8pm. For flights out of ATL, all...

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by ckfred
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11646

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

"Agree with all of that. I think AA has no business in BOS-PIT (literally)." AA has a very strong frequent flyer base in PIT that it acquired from US Airways. AA also has a pretty good ff base in BOS. As long as fares stay at a profitable level, I think AA will be fine. AA FF base in PIT?...

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by ckfred
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14687

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

I also recall that from the late 1980s to the late 1990s, DL's aircraft on ORD-ATL consisted of 757s, 767s, and L-1011s, and DL normally had hour service from 6am to 9pm. I flew DL on ATL-ORD back in 1999, and the aircraft was an L-1011-500, which worked a flight from the West Coat before heading to...

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by ckfred
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14687

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

AA used to fly a 772 on DFW-ORD-LHR, back when the London non-stops out of DFW had to fly to LGW. But, even after AA was allowed to fly DFW-LHR, it still kept the 772 on the DFW-ORD-LHR routing. A. Often a 772 was coming out of the hanger at DFW and the flight served as a ferry to ORD to get back in...

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by ckfred
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 29125

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

Watching the news last night on the NBC affiliate in Chicago. Apparently, a number of UA European flights, mostly for EWR, wound up at ORD. Obviously, UA can rebook passengers who were connecting at EWR for points outside of the storm's path. The problem will be getting passengers who were headed fo...

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by ckfred
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX
Replies: 102
Views: 15290

Re: OAG Changes 12/24/2017: DL Drops DAY-LGA, EK Daily to Florida, NK Cuts MSP-PHL, VR Out of PVD, WN Adds CVG-PHX

I wonder if the cuts on AA out of ORD is shifting routes from a lot of Eagle flying to more mainline flying?

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by ckfred
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28837

Re: Chicago Aviation News

A. I just looked today (12-21) at AA.com, and it still shows BA operating an A380 this summer. B. Back in the 90s, AA used to fly ORD-YYC with MD-80s. CP also had a round-trip on the route, (my guess with a 737-200 or an Airbus narrowbody), IIRC. I seem to remember a friend of mine who worked for Am...

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by ckfred
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today
Replies: 28
Views: 3089

Re: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today

Most will continue to simply call it “Burbank.” I’m flying into LAX. I’m flying into Burbank. I’m flying into Orange County. I’m flying into Long Beach. Re-branding and re-naming airports years after they open is a waste of money. No one says, I’m flying into the Maynard B Jackson International Ter...

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by ckfred
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10515

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

What AA might do in Europe out of ORD depends on what happens with Brexit. There was a WSJ article a while back, predicting that Amsterdam could see the lion's share of jobs that need to be moved out of the UK. The problem with Frankfurt is that building codes make it hard to design a building with ...

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by ckfred
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today
Replies: 28
Views: 3089

Re: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today

NBC used to be near the airport. If you are old enough to remember "Laugh In," Gary Owens used to start the show by saying, "From beautiful downtown Burbank, it's Rowan & Martin's Laugh In." During WWII, Lockheed had a factory at the airport. A fake town was built on top of t...

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by ckfred
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 12235

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

Knowing southerners, they just don't know what to do with any snow or cold weather. A friend of mine used to live in Baton Rogue. If the temperature got below 50 degrees, women in the ritzy neighborhoods broke out the fur coats. I saw a photo on Facebook of a friend who lives north of Atlanta, shove...

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by ckfred
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?
Replies: 32
Views: 6480

Re: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?

Years ago, my wife was flying into ORD on an Eagle Embrear 145. They had to abort the landing and go around. I looked on-line later. The Embrear was behind a single-engine aircraft before breaking off the approach. My guess is that the Embrear was closing fast, and the single-engine aircraft was not...

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by ckfred
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-300ER losing 9-abreast MCE
Replies: 26
Views: 10780

Re: AA 777-300ER losing 9-abreast MCE

Sort of off topic, but how does an airline decide how much Y+ (MCE, Comfort+, Economy+, etc.) and how much Premium Economy to put into an aircraft cabin? There are some seat maps, and I think that an airline could offer more Y seats with extra legroom and more premium economy seats. I've been on dom...

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by ckfred
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20440

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

My friend who flies with AA has a trip that ends on December 24th, and his next trip starts on December 26th. He's mad that the computer glitch didn't drop the trip before or after Christmas.

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by ckfred
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 12908

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

No one has mentioned that AA announced 5 new routes from ORD, starting next summer. YVR and CHS get year-round service. YYC gets summer service, Tuesday-Sunday. Bangor and Myrtle Beach get weekend service.

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by ckfred
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13270

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

The economy seats do have a tablet holder with conveniently placed USB port, but interestingly there is no holder in the first class seats, and the power outlet is awkwardly located. What gives you that idea? There is most certainly a tablet / phone holder at each First Class seat -- it's integrate...

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by ckfred
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 12908

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

*NOT* being at O'Hare is why Southwest became such a major player in Chicago. True, but if AA were gone, it would suddenly make sense for WN to change and move some operations (but not necessarily all) to ORD. MDW is not convenient for a lot of the suburban and being able to fly on WN out of ORD wo...

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by ckfred
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13270

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

A. The piece of plastic separating F and Y is probably far easier to remove, then a full bulkhead. Remember that TSA made the airlines get rid of the curtain between cabins after 9/11. Perhaps in the interest of safety, TSA and the FAA are mandating that new aircraft types don't get a full bulkhead ...

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by ckfred
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20440

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

It would be interesting to know whether AA is using its legacy software, or if it is using legacy US software for crew scheduling. I know that was one of the many integration issues. Regardless, I'm betting that the scheduling program is probably old, and it has been updated repeatedly. My wife work...

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by ckfred
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20440

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

A friend of mine has been a pilot with AA for more than 25 years. I think the bid sheets for any given month come out around the middle of the prior month. Pilots have 5 to 7 days to submit the lines they would like to fly. So, if you are very, very senior on your aircraft type at your base, you mig...

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by ckfred
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 6020

Re: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA

Certainly, using glass instead of solid materials can make any area more open and less claustrophobic. But, using glass can mean an area will get much warmer on a sunny day. I've always thought that the extensive use of glass in Terminal 1 at ORD makes for a much warmer area on sunny summer days, co...

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by ckfred
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC
Replies: 105
Views: 17347

Re: OAG Changes 11/26/2017: AA Adds CLT-BGR, DFW-OAK, ORD-CHS, PHX-AMA/OKC

Some of the changes with AA could be reductions in frequency, but the seat count might less than the loss of any given aircraft on the route. I just got notified of a schedule change for ORD-IAH-ORD during spring break. When I booked the trip a few weeks ago, it was a mix of Envoy and SkyWest CRJ700...

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by ckfred
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28837

Re: Chicago Aviation News

First, will mainline or Eagle be using the new gates on L? Second, if Eagle is using the new gates, will any of the Eagle gates on H, K, and/or L revert to mainline? I looked recently at some AA routes out of ORD and noticed more mainline flying on some routes that had been all Eagle for quite some ...

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by ckfred
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19042

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

[quote="blink182"It's hard to blame them, and it's sad walking down K and thinking about how that used to be the stage for many of AA's commercials in the 90s. No, AA isn't abandoning ORD and on a transit through there earlier this week, gate usage is probably more full than what I'd seen ...

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by ckfred
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19042

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't think pilots and F/As in Chicago are going to be happy that the European gateway is all but gone./quote] ORD is already infamous across the AA network for having the sourest, least motivated flight attendants of the major hubs. The difference between a DFW- and an ORD-based crew on longhaul...

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by ckfred
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19042

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

nomorerjs wrote:
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I wish AA would just drop ORD!


Except I'm Lifetime Gold on AA, and I detest flying UA with a passion. I really don't want every trip to include a leg to PHL, CLT, MIA, DFW, PHX, or LAX.

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by ckfred
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 12908

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Just don't see it. While I agree that AA has divested at ORD in recent years, they still have over 500 flights a day. That's a significant amount. They have streamlined operations to meet the ever-changing demand. Doug Parker has paid very little attention to Chicago and it shows. He believes that ...

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by ckfred
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19042

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

ORD-MAN going seasonal is the bigger news here, I think. That leaves London as the only year-round transatlantic destination from the ORD hub. I realize that a range of points are still available year-round from PHL, but it's still sad to see the ORD transatlantic operation dwindle down to almost n...

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by ckfred
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13300

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

I think the economy would have to get pretty bad for AA to dehub JFK. Yes, PHL is slowly become the primary hub for the Northeast, and the main Northeast gateway to Europe. But, New York is such a large market. Couple that with the number of businesses which don't want to have multiple preferred car...

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by ckfred
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 15875

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

I remember reading Milton Friedman back in the 1980s, and he ripped on the Interstate Commerce Act which regulated railroads. His argument was that fares and freight tariffs should not be set, solely based on distance. There were plenty of other appropriate factors. For instance, how much passenger ...

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by ckfred
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12127

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

[quote="tphuang"But YYZ-LGA and JFK-LAX are definitely cuts vs last year. So would be interesting to see if this continues. Particular since 4 a day on ERJ-45 really isn't something that is competitive.[/quote]

Back in the late 1990s, AA used to have 757s on YYZ-LGA.

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by ckfred
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8480

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

I'm surprised no mention of ORD yet. The 747s DL originally had in its fleet through most of the early 70's were a regular visitor to ORD with regular flights to ATL, MIA, and seasonally to other Florida cities. ORD has always been been a very important station for DL, even having hub/focus city st...

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by ckfred
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 6593

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

I don’t see why a pilot could not buy alcohol or tobacco in an airport as long as it’s not for consumption on-board of course, or a lottery ticket... :confused: We can. We are just not allowed to store it on the flight deck. Cabin crew will happily help storing it somewhere else. I know pilots who ...

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by ckfred
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 12863

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

A. It's one thing if a cabin interior doesn't match the corporate colors. Let's say the company colors are green, gold, and white. There is nothing wrong with seats that are medium to dark blue or medium to dark gray. But, uniform colors should be more in line with the corporate colors, particularly...

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by ckfred
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 21740

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

Both the 747 and the A380 were built with the notion of connecting major cities, such as JFK-LHR or FRA-NRT. The idea was that at one end or the other, you connected. What the 787 has done (and had been done to some extent with the 767 and A330) is taken spokes that might have connected at one hub a...

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by ckfred
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 10484

Re: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018

A. For some time, a number of STL trips started with a deadhead to ORD and ended with a deadhead from ORD to STL. For several years after the AA/TW merger, STL was a 757/767 crew base. Often, a pilot assigned to STL had to deadhead to ORD. I've known a couple of AA pilots who flew the 757/767 out of...

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