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by lowfareair
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification
Replies: 33
Views: 5541

Re: A220 (née CSeries) achieves ETOPS 180 certification

lightsaber wrote:
Wow. ETOPS 180 . 6 hours is impressive considering the plane is has a range of 3300nm or just over 7 hours.


It is, but it also makes sense given that below that is ETOPS 138 - a bit too short for the aircraft's range.

As mentioned above, Hawaii is probably reason number 1 for doing this.

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by lowfareair
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 285
Views: 32248

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Personal opinion on how I can see some things happen. On BA Add CLT (7x B772) Have PHX go from 10x to 7x B744 Have PHL go from 10x to 14x on B744 and B789 On AA Add CLT-MAN (7x A332) Add PHX-LHR (7x A332) Add PHL-KEF (7x B752) Add PHL-MXP (7x 763) Add ORD-PRG (7x B788) Add DFW-BCN (7x B788) I know ...

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by lowfareair
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46861

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

What would be the seating configuration of a JetBlue CS / A220 -300? This is no mere E90 replacement. It is bigger. My guess would be ~135. Swiss puts 145 seats in the plane. Remove one row in front of and behind the window exits and it looks like it would just about perfectly fit 105 at 32-33"...

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by lowfareair
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

Re: DELTA Shuns 777 Economy Class Crush. Hello KLM, AA, AF?

Airlines0613 wrote:
UA Economy Plus Comfort is 8-abrest on Boeing 777s. Your info is not totally accurate.


That's their Premium Plus product, different from Economy Plus. It's a similar split between AA's MCE and PE.

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by lowfareair
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 44
Views: 9107

Re: AA and the A321NEO

The NEOs are coming in as domestic planes. They will find their way on 757 routes over time (PHX-Hawaii, South America and then East Coast to Europe) but they are primarily domestic birds. If they do Europe, they will need lie-flat seats. As it stands, the BA/IB/AA JV requires lie flat J on all Eur...

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by lowfareair
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/24/2018:Level Suspends EWR-ORY; More Winter China Cuts; UA Bulks Up Central America Leisure
Replies: 23
Views: 7564

Re: OAG Changes 6/24/2018:Level Suspends EWR-ORY; More Winter China Cuts; UA Bulks Up Central America Leisure

Is that actually an end to EWR-ORY or is it just a side effect of switching the AOC around (i.e. we'll see new service under a different IAG-owned airline code in a week or two)?

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by lowfareair
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline at MSN
Replies: 36
Views: 5484

Re: New Airline at MSN

Yeah, it'll almost certainly be G4 to some combo of FLL, PIE, PGD, and possibly LAS. I don't expect B6 to be entering MSN any time soon.

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by lowfareair
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30300

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

I agree on PHL/CLT-Asia flight(s), particularly TYO with the JL JV. It wouldn't shock me to see an ORD-Asia 788 flip to PHL/CLT-TYO. With them talking more about Europe, I'd expect 788s to start appearing in PHL/CLT next year for some of the 763 flying that will need to be covered as those birds are...

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by lowfareair
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5512

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Here's the crazy thing - I'm seeing GBP291 tickets on BA LHR-TLV in November - 195 is not some insanely low amount, especially given other airlines are regularly even cheaper. Given the range of pricing that I'm seeing, I would love to see a judge or the EU/UK require a guide for "manifestly in...

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by lowfareair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25299

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

I wonder what their NYC area airport will be. We can likely rule out LGA, JFK, and EWR. TEB is too small. HPN is already full, and SWF is pretty far away. Maybe they can try FRG? I’d go with ISP, but ISP mainly serves a market of its own. ISP is just under 2 hours (give or take depending on traffic...

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by lowfareair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25299

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

The biggest question mark I see here isn't the use of smaller airports, but rather the lack of connecting flights. The cost of providing them has gone down considerably over the years and it will be tough to fill the planes without that, especially if they want to get more than the leisure traveler ...

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by lowfareair
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 14188

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

jfklganyc wrote:
So NYC (LGA/JFK)is now their second largest hub in terms of departures.

Bigger than MSP or DTW

That is simply amazing!


2nd largest city, yes, but service to 2 separate airports != 1 hub.

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by lowfareair
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9449

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Interestingly, AA at PHL has trimmed almost 13% of its daily departures since 2014, but the seat count appears to be about the same: about 43,500 in 2014 and about 43,800 now. Express flight counts down 25% explains most of it, although both express and mainline have grown on average by about 5.5 se...

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by lowfareair
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 14188

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

The crazy thing to me about ATL is not just the number of flights, but how it can do such a high %age as mainline. To put it in perspective, distant 2nd DTW (well under half the number of flights to ATL) still has 25% more DL Connection flights than ATL.

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by lowfareair
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20843

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

The airline needs to tell people not to lie on one of the 4 questions? She didn't get the fine for the apple, it was for having an attitude and throwing a hissy fit until the CBP agent got tired of her (guessing). At least you are admitting you are completely talking out of your you-know-what. Nowh...

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by lowfareair
Sat May 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12399

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA serves the top O&Ds from NYC and connects traffic in PHL. That is a far better situation to be in than UA or DL. Actions speak louder than words: if PHL+last in NYC were such a great place to be in, airlines would've likely pursued it, rather than leave US as the spoils for the last taker, w...

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by lowfareair
Sun May 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14073

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

I think you're being very charitable. Looking at the DL route maps I count 6 TATL destinations (including partners) from BOS and 24 from JFK. Yeah, but how many PHL-based fliers are going to those destinations on DL. A single daily CRJ-900 is only 76 passengers max a day. The vast majority of those...

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by lowfareair
Wed May 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15769

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

This is big. Bigger than a lot of people realize. Numerous small and secondary cities now have the potential to have one stop flights to DEL. Small cities previously without a route to Europe, let alone to India could for the first time be just one stop away. Amazing! Where in North America does Wo...

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by lowfareair
Wed May 02, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6443

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

GolfBravoRomeo wrote:
The block times seem off. Too long westbound and too short eastbound.


End of October start time is in the weird period where Europe is off daylight saving time but the US isn't.

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by lowfareair
Wed May 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6443

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

I disagree as this does something different for them: it gives them a competitive edge in the business market with mid-evening, late-evening, and morning JFK (New York [John F. Kennedy], USA) (New York [John F. Kennedy], USA) departures. They also have the earliest LON departure for NYC by 2 hours ...

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by lowfareair
Wed May 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6443

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

I also wonder if this is a big "screw you" at IAG for the takeover discussions...

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by lowfareair
Wed May 02, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6443

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

My thoughts are that this is too much, they start competing with themselves. LCCs need to run at low frequencies in order to fill their planes, their passengers mostly aren't too picky about the flight times as long as it's cheap. Instead of using the planes on this route they could better use them...

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by lowfareair
Wed May 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13234

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

There is nothing wrong with this! Don’t AA management have better things to worry about? If crew aren’t complaining then this should be case-closed! But it sounds like junior crew are complaining, which makes sense - it not just costs them money to fly a decent trip, it skews the supply and demand ...

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by lowfareair
Tue May 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 787s will be based where?
Replies: 24
Views: 3761

Re: New AA 787s will be based where?

Let's hope the 321neos don't do TATL. Didn't AA finally get rid of all of the 757 TATL flying by moving the 763 to PHL? They are still flying PHL-SNN/GLA this summer, PHL-AMS for a month or so in May, and I believe DFW-KEF as well (not technically TATL, but a similar length as the PHL flights and t...

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by lowfareair
Tue May 01, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 787s will be based where?
Replies: 24
Views: 3761

Re: New AA 787s will be based where?

Let's hope the 321neos don't do TATL. Didn't AA finally get rid of all of the 757 TATL flying by moving the 763 to PHL? They are still flying PHL-SNN/GLA this summer, PHL-AMS for a month or so in May, and I believe DFW-KEF as well (not technically TATL, but a similar length as the PHL flights and t...

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by lowfareair
Tue May 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA 787s will be based where?
Replies: 24
Views: 3761

Re: New AA 787s will be based where?

With most of the A330s being in PHL and CLT, wouldn't we expect -9s to be present in those hubs? The A332s are not going anywhere anytime soon and the A333 retirement has been given a stay of execution and will now be a few years from now after the 767s are gone. I would expect PHL and CLT to be th...

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by lowfareair
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118143

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

No surprise. Proud to be first? She will probably claim loss of sleep going back a year or two............ It sucks, but done specifically because this and the other lawsuits will likely become merged into a class action suit based off of this one as it was the first to file. The person who benefit...

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by lowfareair
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35200

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

There are no plans for B6 to pick up anything larger than the 321 at this point. Perhaps if TATL pans out, the company will start thinking about widebody aircraft, but JetBlue is a conservative airline, and they're not going to introduce TATL service and a widebody aircraft at the same time, especi...

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by lowfareair
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8451

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

PHL has plenty of room to grow. It is not slot-constrained and AA has plenty of gates to work with. But, a lot of people say that PHL has no room for additional runways. Looking at a map, the two longest east-west runways are tightly spaced. You can't handle simultaneous arrivals or departures. I'v...

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by lowfareair
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35200

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Delta currently is selling cheap J fares JFK-LHR. <snip> Those fares however, are for spending a week in London and are targeted at the lesiure traveler. Fares midweek and for only a few days are 2 times as much. B6 will need lots of luck to try to successfully break into this market and make money...

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by lowfareair
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35200

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

One thing you all forgetting is JetBlue isn’t an ETOPS approved airline nor has any airplanes in the fleet that is ETOPS capable You just don’t but an airplane and start flying ETOPS flights A whole program must be enacted by JetBlue and approved by the FAA. And they will need route authority also....

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35200

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

A few things. The q1 earnings call seem to be a perfect time to make an announcement to Europe. They just had a really great q1 with strong mint performance. Now they can use that as an opportunity to bring mint to Europe. I am sure Wall Street will be receptive to that message. I think they will p...

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 35200

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

I think BOS-DUB is the obvious one to start with, given that I can't see the EI partnership lasting long-term with EI slated to join the BA/AA/IB JBV. It not only connects BOS with a decent business destination across the pond, it also allows them to test and tweak the soft product before diving int...

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8451

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

- PHL is pretty land locked so growth will get limited at some point making using BOS & JFK more of an option potentially. With the recent land purchases PHL made recently, they have plenty of room for expansion, including moving UPS to the West of Cargo City for a 3rd 9/27 runway, demoing Intl...

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by lowfareair
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21375

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

And what was UA supposed to do, if the weather prevented planes from flying? Defy the FAA and take off anyway? Face the wrath of god? Rent snowplows for everybody? It looks like UA did the best it could, given your story. Are you contending SY did the best it could? :roll: Send in a rescue flight o...

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by lowfareair
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5375

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

Full crew integration isn't until October 2018, so until then, aircraft are usually staying in their respective legacy hub, with some exceptions (like the 767s coming to PHL this summer).

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by lowfareair
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 37
Views: 7516

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Expanding to 100.. Obviously they can't all be 135s as there are just very few for sale worldwide... Unless they are striking deals for all those parked Continental Express and American Eagle aircraft out at Kingman... That's not just their likely source, getting parked 135s for cheap seems to be t...

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by lowfareair
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian under IAG ownership
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Norwegian under IAG ownership

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"But what no-one seems to be talking about is what would happen should IAG complete the takeover."

What are you talking about? There's over 150 posts in the thread below, most of which are speculating exactly on this topic:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1391377

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 9917

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

I believe the D to D MCT is 40 or 45 minutes at PHL. Can you provide the list of cities available with AA's actual D to D MCT at PHL? Today's logical connecting flight starting after 11:19am (40 min after arrival into PHL) include DFW, CLT, BNA, ATL, SDF, IND, RIC, and CHS until around 1:00pm. Slim...

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by lowfareair
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 86
Views: 9917

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

Looks like one daily flight? Not timed well for connections either. Flight times according to the pamphlet handed out at the announcement: PHL-ORH 0805-0905 ORH-PHL 09:30-10:39 Assuming this is accurate, this flight is in no way catering for business pax. That early PHL departure isn't as limiting ...

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by lowfareair
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320
Replies: 29
Views: 4681

Re: The longevity myth of the 737 compared to A320

"slightly higher delivery numbers" is an understatement. In the 5 years after 1988, it was 417 A320 to 905 B737, well over double.

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by lowfareair
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 9071

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

I believe it was also announced that DFW-GIG will no longer operate seasonally. Is this more of a reflection on demand to GIG being somewhat weak? On the one hand, it absolutely is that. On the other, AA has been cutting a lot of longhaul widebody flights to 'weak' markets from JFK for a while now,...

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by lowfareair
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian
Replies: 74
Views: 9959

Re: Inaugural London - Chicago today with Norwegian

Walk up fares are currently $174. Taxes alone are $100~ They are doing anything they can to just fill seats. Um, taxes look to be $28 according to Norwegian, where do you get the $100? Looks like the fare for tomorrow ORD-LGW is $265, not $175 (That's Tuesday and not considered a walk-up fare). Tic...

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by lowfareair
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6946

Re: AA at JFK

Ever since Zurich was moved Philadelphia there has been a chorus to move every JFK international flight to PHL. WHY on earth has moving ZRH caused this ? It's not just about JFK-ZRH. Consider: 1) Since the merger, AA has cut many international flights out of JFK: SJU,SDQ,STT,BRU,MAN,BHX...plus 1 CD...

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by lowfareair
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 9071

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

Actually the most surprising PHL Add (versus JFK), although not T/A, is Year Round MEX. I will disagree and say that MEX is fairly expected - AA shies away from competition. PHL-MEX appears to have the traffic to support a daily flight but there are no nonstop competitors in the market and no decen...

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by lowfareair
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6809

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

Can we look at the molehill? UA has the worst record at 2.24 per 10,000 (per stats quoted by other posters in other threads.) That means 9,997 made it just fine without our outrage at the couple of failures. Doing the math results in 99.97% trips were successful, give or take. I would hope those ca...

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by lowfareair
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6809

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

.... to make a mountain out of a molehill. Can we look at the molehill? UA has the worst record at 2.24 per 10,000 (per stats quoted by other posters in other threads.) That means 9,997 made it just fine without our outrage at the couple of failures. Doing the math results in 99.97% trips were succ...

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by lowfareair
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would B6 TATL service work with Mint included
Replies: 65
Views: 7349

Re: Would B6 TATL service work with Mint included

B6 to London. If they decide to give LHR a crack, they would have to target the leisure traveler. Slots are hard enough to get as it is but Lets say they get a some slots and for arguments sake lets say its only one flight at peak flying time into LHR. One A321 flight a day between JFK/BOS and LHR ...

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by lowfareair
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17495

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

Incredible how unsuccessful AA has been in CDG. Crazy that not even ORD-CDG is year-round on AA anymore.. And they are now down to only one daily CDG-JFK flight, AA45/44. AA121/120 is gone, it was still there last summer. This doesn't surprise me at all. Air France flies CDG-JFK four times daily, a...

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by lowfareair
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA downsizing NYC for future B6 takeover?
Replies: 58
Views: 11866

Re: AA downsizing NYC for future B6 takeover?

JetBlue has built up a core loyal following that, along with some small extras like more legroom than the US3, allow them to erase the competitive edge LGA has within the perimeter. AA doesn't have that and this management historically prefers to have the relative size competitive advantage in a hub...

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