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by acentauri
Tue May 14, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 851
Views: 109006

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The B788 and B789 at BA have very similar capacity. But when looking at the seating charts in-depth, they are quite different. 788 35J 25W 154Y (214 total) 789 8F 42J 39W 127Y (216 total) The B789 has an F class plus larger J and W cabins. The B788 in comparison has a larger Y cabin. I initially wo...

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by acentauri
Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21553

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

If its an article from INC.com you can guarantee its going to be highly critical and over sensationalized anti-aa rhetoric. I dont know what AA did to that guy, but he hasnt let it go. A Rag Writer pawning for (more) notoriety. Here's a similar trash can episode about United. Maybe someone should s...

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by acentauri
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 50
Views: 7406

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

Vasu Raja has stated repeatedly in recent months that AA pulled out of TLV too soon, so then the trick is how to go back in there after some ill will that may have been created. PHL is going to rely exclusively on connections to work. .................The other gateway that makes sense is JFK, with...

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by acentauri
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 9314

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

No one uses city proper in any regard for population stats in terms of aviation catchment, and yes PHL's is significant larger than PHX's.... No, it isn't. I mean, a simple Google search of either city will easily verify that for you. It takes 5 seconds. People should stop posting stuff here that i...

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by acentauri
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 9314

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

I don’t see PHX to NRT anytime soon. LAX and DFW are each an hour to hour and a half away and they both have 2 flights to Tokyo each. I think PHL to NRT is more likely. Huh? PHL is a lot closer to EWR (or even JFK) than PHX is to LAX or DFW. It also has a pretty stagnant population, whereas Phoenix...

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by acentauri
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 88
Views: 11331

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

DarthLobster wrote:
Ever been to Philly? That should answer your question.

Your consistent one liner anet flame bating is getting a bit boring ! Suggest give it a rest - for a few years. :biggrin:

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by acentauri
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 88
Views: 11331

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

........................ I should know my boyfriend went to Upenn and I flew there from Paris almost every month for a moment, hating him for not choosing NYU where he had also been admitted. That suggests that your boyfriend knew what he was doing. Choosing NYU over PENN so his girlfriend could fu...

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by acentauri
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 88
Views: 11331

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Look at PHL O&D, specifically TATL O&D. It's not worth fighting the AA hub. As for domestic O&D, PHL has less than MSP - an MSA just 60% of the size of PHL. What is the latest PHL Airport International O&D and the Source? The more important/impressive statistic is the number of inte...

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by acentauri
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16079

Re: AA Adds New Routes

9/4/19 PHL-XNA (Bentonville, AR) This seems a little overkill unless they back off of something else a bit. AA has been adding capacity at XNA like nobody's business for the last 2-3 years. Airport traffic is definitely up, but it's not all going to AA.....DL and UA (even G4) are sharing in that ri...

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by acentauri
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Get those BA 744 pictures this summer. In a S20 preliminary schedule update BA withdrew the 744. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283764/british-airways-s20-london-heathrow-long-haul-preliminary-update-as-of-07apr19/ Wow that’s a little bit of a bummer. I wonder why the change I'm ...

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by acentauri
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 14933

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

..................... If there is no room at PHL why not us JFK. Look I know the AA history on this but how is AA going to make PHL its European Gateway if it has no gate space? Seems like a poor plan if the facilities are not there? PHL is already AA's European Gateway. It's not exclusively a Gate...

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by acentauri
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21257

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

I'm all for this as JFK is a hyper-competitive market and the new interiors on the 777 are gorgeous. Keep the 763s on PHL TATL markets like PRG and out of MIA to LatAm where they can take a beating before retirement. Prague (PRG) is getting the A332 in 2019, with United starting new seasonal servic...

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by acentauri
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 554
Views: 66981

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

......The other issue with EI is that CLE is also located directly between PIT and DTW, which are also long rumored adds for EI..... That was before BA announced LHR-PIT, which is incentivized over 2 years. IMO, the chances of EI starting PIT are very remote at this point - unless of course PIT dec...

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by acentauri
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace American's A333s?
Replies: 29
Views: 6582

Re: What will replace American's A333s?

[photoid][/photoid]The 333s will remain till at least 2022, the 767s will be the first widebody fleet gone. They will not be flying to Latin America, they handle the CLT and PHL flights to Europe. Are you saying that the 333s will NEVER be replaced for PHL/CLT - Europe. Hardly a reasonable assumpti...

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by acentauri
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace American's A333s?
Replies: 29
Views: 6582

Re: What will replace American's A333s?

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.co ... leet-plan/

I very, very, vaguely recall that most of the 9 remaining 333s were planned to be used for certain Latin American routes in the future.
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Here's another reference:
https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.co ... leet-plan/

I very, very, vaguely recall that most of the 9 remaining 333s were planned to be used for certain Latin American routes in the future.

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by acentauri
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 851
Views: 109006

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Is American Airlines Heading For Cruise Altitude? https://seekingalpha.com/amp/article/4249557-american-airlines-heading-cruise-altitude I found this to be an interesting read, and this may help explain a lot of reasons why AA has been weak at PIT I have no comment on the validity of the author's c...

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by acentauri
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14448

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

FAQ AS OF JULY 2018 THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THIS REPORT...SEE BELOW ............................... AA LHR-MIA NOV 1.0>2[1.0] DEC 1.0>2[1.0] AA LHR-PHL NOV 2>1.0[1.8] DEC 2>1.0[1.8] I believe 1 PHL-LHR Slot Pair was transferred to AA MIA-LHR (2nd AA Flight) for the Winter only and will b...

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by acentauri
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 740
Views: 120528

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

And anetters think PHL is AAs new Asia hub with 22 a day to NRT? ORD has more F / J per day than that and AA can’t make it work. Good luck PHL! And CLT? I can see JL doing HND-BOS/DFW/LAX/MIA/ORD/SEA, but HND-AUS/BNA/CLT/PHL/PHX/RDU make little sense. PHL's international catchment is significantly ...

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by acentauri
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 851
Views: 109006

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

............. According to VentureBet, Pittsburgh is generating the most venture interest as a new tech hub. People are looking beyond San Jose and NYC for opportunities. The Pittsburgh area ranks fifth in venture money per capita . Raleigh has a few big tech employers but startups are weak. Not qu...

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by acentauri
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 851
Views: 109006

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

So AA's reduction on PIT-PHX has gone from temporary to permanent. Quite the head-scratcher. .......................... ................... Its no wonder AA has been struggling across the board. I am of the opinion Vasu Raja over analyzes market dynamics (based on his commentary on network changes)...

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by acentauri
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24681

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Yields, who knows. (QR PHL) Loads for 2018 (combined direction), from T-100 data, this is the raw data not modified for any errors in seat counts, although they have been getting better at reporting them, so use this data at your own risk. 1 89.58% 2 65.73% 3 79.57% 4 69.63% 5 70.47% 6 79.00% 7 90....

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by acentauri
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Transatlantic service
Replies: 22
Views: 3564

Re: PHL Transatlantic service

It's crazy to me that..... QR PHL-DOH run daily even though there is no feed from PHL. Because there is significant PHL-India traffic on the DOHA flights, which are timed to connect in both directions to DEL. I expect that few QR passengers have DOHA as a final destination from any U.S. city, excep...

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by acentauri
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Transatlantic service
Replies: 22
Views: 3564

Re: PHL Transatlantic service

PHLspecial wrote:
It's crazy to me that the LH PHL-FRA and QR PHL-DOH run daily even though there is no feed from PHL.

AA has discontinued PHL-Germany in favor of CLT-Germany. LH has switched to a daily 747 on the PHL-FRA route to compensate.

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by acentauri
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14595

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

Boof02671 wrote:
January of 2019 has come and gone.

They pushed back the 787s coming to PHL.

Obviously, I meant January 2020 - too late to edit, although this thread has also come and gone.

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by acentauri
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14595

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

And Like [b] acentuari [/b] said (above): "AA can't dump the 333s until they have replacements now can they ?? The 787s to replace the 333s and 767s will BEGIN arriving at PHL in January and are part of the 4/2018 new aircraft order." Plus, I think the new order of B788 won't arrive until...

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by acentauri
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14595

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

Like ScottB said, I personally believe A332/A333 (the AA version) is the wrong aircraft for US/LHR with AA. AA needs a premium heavy B788 for missions like ORD/CLT/PHL to London. A B788 with 28J/21W/140+-Y layout would be more appropriate for overall pax demands for these 3 routes in today's freque...

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by acentauri
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14595

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

................. AA is double-daily with the 333 and JV partner BA is daily with the premium-heavy 275-seat 744 (14F, 86J, 30W, 145M) plus an extra three weekly 226-seat 772s (14F, 48J, 40W, 124M) this summer from 31 March to 25 October. All of this suggests that the route does sustain premium tra...

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by acentauri
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?
Replies: 58
Views: 14595

Re: Is AA's PHL-LHR the worst performing LHR route?

My friend travels periodically between PHL and LHR, and primary flying AA over BA. The flight is always between 50% and 70% full(Both J and Y class). It seems weaker compare with other AA's LHR routes from JFK, ORD, LAX, MIA, DFW, CLT.As we know, PHL is AA's gateway to Europe from the east coast. G...

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by acentauri
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12481

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Another significant Trump defeat: "A federal appeals court said on Friday the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia for its refusal to cooperate with immigration authorities seeking to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally." https://www.reuters.com/article...

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by acentauri
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5625

Re: El Al future

El AL really needs to add PHL. Lakewood which is less than an hour away has the second largest Jewish population on the east coast. It includes over 60,000 Jewish people. The trek to PHL is much easier from Lakewood then too EWR or even JFK. It would easily be a money maker on a 787-8 or -9. If EL ...

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by acentauri
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11049

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

IMO, PHX's future is based on Parker's continuing personal direction. LAX/DFW are just way too close geographically to continue justifying the financial support required for a major airline HUB. Parker is emotionally attached to PHX and that's a very risky and economically poor reason to sustain it ...

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by acentauri
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

........... The runway option is extremely expensive which will ultimately make PHL a much more expensive airport to operate out of, ala PIT. PHL would never become a PIT, but PHL is also not a BOS where every international airline is sprinting to fly there......... Although BOS's international O&a...

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by acentauri
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

The PHL capacity solution is well defined and approved by the Government. it's called the "Capacity Enhancement Program" (https://www.faa.gov/airports/environmental/records_decision/phl/media/rod_phl_201012_figures.pdf). The approved redesign is illustrated in Figure 2-1. Unfortunately, th...

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by acentauri
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

PHL released their Nov pax numbers Month Domestic: +4.6%, International: +10.7% YTD Domestic: +7.5%, International: +5.7% Pax: 29,165,480 (only 400,000 less than the entire year of 2017) The percentages are likely a bit high because of the down year that 2017 was. Regardless, PHL is on pace for ~32...

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by acentauri
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 9022

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

PHLspecial wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
The 333s will be retired at the end of 2020.


Now the A333 will retire in 2023

Source ?? The previous official statement was a push out from mid-2020 to end of 2020.

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by acentauri
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 23391

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

This is RDU's top 6 List: Montego Bay (Done), Punta Cana (Done), Montreal (Done), Mexico City, Beijing and Shanghai. So maybe it's one of the 3 NOT Dones.

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by acentauri
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38705

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

............... EVA Air does run a bus shuttle from Dallas to IAH to feed their flight, which further shows there is strong enough demand for nonstop Dallas-TPE for someone to do the really weird action of taking a shuttle bus 4 hours to Houston from Dallas instead of just flying with a connection....

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by acentauri
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

My predictions for PHL are: As far as Asian routes, I don't think it makes sense for JAL, China Southern, or any other Asian carrier to come to PHL when AA already rules the roost................. And now I'll get lambasted for suggesting that PHL could handle more than one Asian destination or for...

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by acentauri
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there really enough connecting traffic to justify a PHL-TLV route year-round or even seasonal, when there are more options by driving to EWR? Starting S19, there will be as many as 1248 seats available on certain days on EWR-TLV. I would instead wonder if a route to NRT would be better worth it....

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by acentauri
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

............-TLV (despite AA cancelling this route after the merger as it was reportedly due to profitability, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it reinstated).............. If the route was canceled due to profitability, as stated by AA (which I profoundly doubt), why wasn't it moved to JFK, ORD, MIA...

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by acentauri
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

usairways85 wrote:
....

I'd like to see EI upgauge to a 332.......

An EI 332 upgrade (supplementing AA's 332 on the route) is a possibility now that Aer Lingus has formally filed to join the Oneworld transatlantic joint venture.

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by acentauri
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 36292

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

My prediction for 2059, a PHL inter-terminal People Mover :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by acentauri
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11584

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

Atlanta won't be able to support a day flight to London. The flight is too long, not enough O&D and not enough transfer traffic at either end. The only other city in North America that could possibly have a day flight to London is Philadelphia with late evening departure by BA from London and m...

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by acentauri
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63198

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

ckfred wrote:
Even though AMS is a major hub for DL/KLM, starting service from PHL or any of the other hubs for AA would make sense...... .

I may be reading your post incorrectly, but AA has flown PHL-AMS seasonally for quite awhile and continues to do so in 2019.

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by acentauri
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 208007

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Trust me Google, Facebook, Apple, all the other start ups would be perfectly fine if Amazon came, if anything it would have benefitted them due to the amount of new tech students. A lot of my friends who started working for Google and Facebook ended up going to Pittsburgh and they were amazed they ...

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by acentauri
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 208007

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Trust me Google, Facebook, Apple, all the other start ups would be perfectly fine if Amazon came, if anything it would have benefitted them due to the amount of new tech students. A lot of my friends who started working for Google and Facebook ended up going to Pittsburgh and they were amazed they ...

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by acentauri
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time
Replies: 33
Views: 2918

Re: Phoenix Sky Harbor is named the best U.S. airport for the second time

Philly is beyond terrible ..... all three times I have been to philly its been delays and awful customer service. Probably sounding bias but I have yet to experience long delays and no problems. Philly is turning around the airport. I mean Terminal C and D needs an update otherwise it's not horribl...

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by acentauri
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK
Replies: 51
Views: 8052

Re: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK

The only viable east coast city AA has is PHL, so if they are going to fly to Asia it should be from there. AA seems scared or concerned about UA at Newark, why ? Continental showed us there is a market in Pennsylvania to Asia so why not from PHL ? Fly to Japan and don't let China scare you, DFW is...

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by acentauri
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4789

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

Nice adds for both of these markets. Both are growing areas. AVL has been having 20% growth even prior to the arrival of NK, and CHA is around 10% growth. I have no doubt the O&D will be there for a daily or 2 RJ flight for both markets if the price is reasonable. However, in many similar sized...

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