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by acentauri
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 63
Views: 4667

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

AA / Philly airport is horrible internationally ...... I think the airport needs to get their act together, the AA staff needs to be more pleasant (5 AA staff all extremely rude), and farrrrr less delays. Very few People in Philly seem to be really pleasant. I worked for United and had to turn in a...

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by acentauri
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 63
Views: 4667

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

I see a lot more Chinese transplants moving to Philadelphia but unfortunately I see a lot of Asian airlines targeting Miami first before philly. I was hoping when the runway extension was completed for 9R/27L that a few more airlines would be targeting PHL. I could see JAL targeting PHL with the B7...

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by acentauri
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25239

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

........... Nah not really, the financial incentive PIT gave was fairly small compared to some of the others, both at PIT and from other cities. It was done to show PIT has some skin in the game but I highly doubt that is the reason BA is starting PIT. BA goes to new markets they view will be a lon...

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by acentauri
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25239

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

........... Nah not really, the financial incentive PIT gave was fairly small compared to some of the others, both at PIT and from other cities. It was done to show PIT has some skin in the game but I highly doubt that is the reason BA is starting PIT. BA goes to new markets they view will be a lon...

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by acentauri
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 9970

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

All these miracles that are going to happen in Philadelphia are an oasis which is not going to happen. It took me 2 hours to clear customs in PHL Sunday August 5th, <they do not have the infrastructure to handle all their international flights>. PHL & JFK are two separate operations, everyone h...

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by acentauri
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15061

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

................. I truly believe AA/Doug Parker needs a new vision. He's done it all.< Scott kirby is missed and he was a yang to Doug's Yin> <One of the most profound comments on anet.> I couldn't agree more. AA seems to have somewhat lost its way over the past year or 2. Parker needs a tough #1....

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by acentauri
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 90
Views: 10406

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

My previous post was deleted, but here was what I said. I don't understand why my post was against the terms of conditions. I'm just stating what happened in real life. What's up with the moderators? I flew the three airlines recently and DL was the best and AA was the worst. Here's why: On a three...

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by acentauri
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4110

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

Does DL have a current policy regarding the filming of crew members? Does the policy state that the passenger is only in violation if the crew member asks them to stop filming and they do not, or ?

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by acentauri
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4950

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

The BA772 has high/heat t/o problems at PHX.

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by acentauri
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:49 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: 12386

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

After DL's cuts last week, it looks like the other carriers quickly followed suit. I count ~19 flights cut to SJU/STT What's up with the DL PDX/PHL LHR swap. Surely DL will not keep PHL-LHR any longer than they need do. Did DL drop its required PHL-LHR flight too soon? I knew the slot required them...

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by acentauri
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 63815

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

New PDEW data is out. I made a chart. This is only for Jan-March 2017 so keep the months in mind when looking at it. The PBI makes a lot more sense after looking at this. I will add in the previous quarters later. I just don't have time right now. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tOcqjJCt5JF...

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by acentauri
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Cadet985 wrote:
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In closing, if I’m flying anywhere that JFK or EWR serve, I’ll travel there because it’s less stress all around..............
Marc

:weeping: :weeping: The above statement reduces the credibility of the entire post.

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by acentauri
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

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by acentauri
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Has there ever been talk of a huge scale new terminal at PHL to replace A East, B, C, and D? They are all rather showing their age, and are probably the most in need of replacement of any hub facility in the AA system. Here's a summary of what's going on. The "headhouse" referred to in th...

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by acentauri
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA
Replies: 27
Views: 5483

Re: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA

Also, per the PHL announcement, looks like as of March 25 AA will upgrade one of its daily flights to LAX to a 332 (not sure what it is being upgraded from). http://www.phl.org/Press%20Releases/AA%20press%20release%20Oct%204.pdf 321. All 6 PHL-LAX flights are 321's. Will PHL-SFO still have a 332 ro...

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by acentauri
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32341

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

........................ With regards to the "safe options" ... these are the routes that will make money. What do you want EI to do, run routes that lose cash hand over fist? It's smart business to try out so called "safe" routes. If it were that safe, PHL would have come onlin...

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by acentauri
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

PHL-NRT probably will not happen because there is a JAL flight out of Boston on a 789 and AA can certainly send pax there pretty quickly. PHL can serve very well as a launch pad for many TATL markets on a 767 as AA will use its huge network across the country to fill the flights. Smart strategic mo...

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by acentauri
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

gsg013 wrote:
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Ill take DL over AA any day. and AA over United as well.

It's the southern hospitality that lingers from the "Flying Colonel" days.

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by acentauri
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

.................. Regarding new destinations, I can't see a lot of those mentioned really sticking. Maybe MXP or VIE could seasonally work on a 767. I doubt anything from Scandinavia would work. Scandinavia-US traffic is mostly to specific destinations (NYC, California, Miami, Seattle) and it's ge...

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by acentauri
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19662

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Few here would remember, but Steven Wolf used exactly the same phrase. It's interesting how many bashers emerge when their favorite airport is sort of relegated to 2nd place. Although it's virtually impossible to confirm for us mere mortals, Parker (or his financial wizard) also mentioned during a c...

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by acentauri
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5121

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

https://worldairlinenews.com/tag/piedmont-airlines-1st/
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Geez -- Just scroll all the way down my previous reference for the entire history of the airline.
https://worldairlinenews.com/tag/piedmont-airlines-1st/

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by acentauri
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5121

Re: Potential new Europe routes out of CLT

When did US start PIT-FRA? CLT-FRA was started in 1991. 1990. http://www.departedflights.com/US090590.html Didn't we go over all this just a few months ago? I don’t see how it was the first legacy US route considering it was launched with PI ordered equipment. Because PI didn't launch PIT-FRA and i...

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by acentauri
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12626

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

If you've been here and on other online airline forums long enough, you'd notice the same ole same ole people bashing the new American and personally attacking it's CEO. Me thinks the majority of these people lost $, perks AND mostly Face (reputation) when the merger was approved (after they blatant...

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by acentauri
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12626

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

If you've been here and on other online airline forums long enough, you'd notice the same ole same ole people bashing the new American and personally attacking it's CEO. Me thinks the majority of these people lost $, perks AND mostly Face (reputation) when the merger was approved (after they blatant...

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by acentauri
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26407

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

........................................ Typical stuff from the Indo, this was a story they ran with in the first place after a few throwaway comments by the CEO, they practically took as a route announcement and now claim it's been shelved when it was never confirmed in the first place. Interestin...

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by acentauri
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6054

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

OB1504 wrote:
The presentation today made it seem like it won’t be possible until the maintenance teams are integrated. It’s what’s keeping the 767 from flying transatlantic out of PHL at the moment............


Starting next year (2018), PHL-ZRH, PHL-BUD and PHL-PRG will all use the 767-300.

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by acentauri
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149205

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

They've been working on the master plan for 3 years. Amazon's RFP is only a week old. Having said that I'm sure they wanted this released before the RFP closes which is next month IIRC. They have been working on "A" related design plan for less than 2 years, not 3. This is the first publi...

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by acentauri
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149205

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

This may be a publicity scheme to place PIT in a better positiion for the Amazon HQ2 horse race. $1B in improvements and "no cost to passengers/airlines" - seems to support this theory.

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by acentauri
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor increases AUS & PIT to 3x weekly in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: Condor increases AUS & PIT to 3x weekly in 2018

I believe that most if not all of those PIT route applications were for UA CODE SHARES, via connections at UA Hubs. The only US Airways NRT non-stop route application filed was for PHL-NRT. They were standalone applications by USAir to be operated with their own equipment............... ..............

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by acentauri
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor increases AUS & PIT to 3x weekly in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

Re: Condor increases AUS & PIT to 3x weekly in 2018

US never flew PITMUC. They must have flown to Frankfort from PIT. They did fly to Frankfort, and even Frankfurt. They did serve FRA, not MUC, from PIT. PITAMS was planned for 2002, but never announced. Still looking for some sort of concrete verification on this. PIT-MAN/STN/FCO/MXP/NRT are all int...

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by acentauri
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149205

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Hainan's parent company owns the tour group that is supposed to be involved with it so it makes sense that the airline will be Hainan or one of the other HNA affiliated airlines. Speaking of China, these guys have been visiting PIT. Based in PEK, I'm curious what business dealings are going on here...

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by acentauri
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46402

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

With these new routes, here is a list of all European routes that AA flies from major hubs: CLT: Barcelona Dublin Frankfurt London Madrid Paris Rome ............................. With these changes, and several more yet to come, it appears that merged AA may be starting to seriously rightsize/re-de...

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by acentauri
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46402

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

With these new routes, here is a list of all European routes that AA flies from major hubs: CLT: Barcelona Dublin Frankfurt London Madrid Paris Rome ............................. With these changes, and several more yet to come, it appears that merged AA may be starting to seriously rightsize/re-de...

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by acentauri
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149205

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

Just got around to reading the Irish Aviation threads. Aer Lingus 4x weekly (to start with) with 757s seems to be the consensus over there. If true I imagine it would be announced fairly soon. My "theory" is that if this happens, it will be Norwegian (PIT-DUB or SNN) non-stop, not EI. DY ...

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by acentauri
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46545

Re: BA's Next US Destination

PHL is a Premier BA UK-US route and OW Hub. BA is not going to relinquish it to AA, regardless of the JV. You don't know that for fact. Unless they have a contractual or CBA obligation to serve PHL with their own metal, then there's nothing preventing them from having AA op the route... in fact, it...

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by acentauri
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46545

Re: BA's Next US Destination

How come AA flies RDU-LHR and not BA? With GlaxoSmithKline , a British company being the top supporter, wouldn't it make sense that BA cover the route? AA and BA coordinate schedules to LHR and share revenue, so RDU might be viewed as covered, but I think the operating carrier makes a difference fo...

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by acentauri
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200
Replies: 36
Views: 9281

Re: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200

AA has 15 or so fairly new A330-200s from US. Are these aircraft capable of flying ORD/LAX across the Pacific to NRT, PEK... and if so, would AA do it? It seems like a decent sized airplane for the job, at least DL seems to think so on DTW-PEK and DTW-NGO. Anyone remember when US AIrways was grante...

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by acentauri
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200
Replies: 36
Views: 9281

Re: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200

AA has 15 or so fairly new A330-200s from US. Are these aircraft capable of flying ORD/LAX across the Pacific to NRT, PEK... and if so, would AA do it? It seems like a decent sized airplane for the job, at least DL seems to think so on DTW-PEK and DTW-NGO. Anyone remember when US AIrways was grante...

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by acentauri
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 16038

Re: US airline hub closures

Varsity1 wrote:
AA will probably scale back PHL and either PHX or LAX.

AA will probably scale back PHL CLT and either PHX or LAX.

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by acentauri
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 5902

Re: British Airways at PHL

CayneHampton wrote:
What does British Airways import and export to and from Philadelphia International Airport. Is the London to Philadelphia British Airways route doing good?

People. Nope, it's not doing good. BA's been taking a loss for 33 Years !!

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by acentauri
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to add DOH-SYD-CBR from 12 Feb 18
Replies: 11
Views: 4788

Re: Qatar Airways increases Sydney frequencies

FINALLY- A reasonable (2Hr/3Hr) PHL SYD Connection. HOWEVER, for almost double the J fare, compared to the alternative 13 Hour connection. Still it's about $1K less than BA. Except for the $. I'm happy. Now QR do the same for PHL-DEL.

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by acentauri
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer
Replies: 64
Views: 2353

Re: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer

............. this is from Wikipedia: "The most common length of survival following diagnosis is 12 to 15 months with less than 3% to 5% of people surviving longer than five years.".... Unfortunately that prognosis doesn't apply for 80 year old patients. I always admired McCain for his bu...

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by acentauri
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21128

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Heads up for a newt EI route announcement...Pittsburgh (which was predicted on this form a few moons ago!). Not sure when it'll happen, but the announcement is expected shortly. Good news for PIT as well as EI; it has pretty limited t/a service, with a fairly spotty history, of stopping and startin...

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by acentauri
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11978

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

TerminalD wrote:
PHL is doomed.

Does QR have One World recourse?

DON'T BE SO OVERLY DRAMATIC ! The QR-AA Interline and FF relationships are unaffected. Further, you can take it to the Bank that the Code Share relationship will be re-established after some ruffled feathers are smoothed over.

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by acentauri
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks
Replies: 76
Views: 13778

Re: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks

With AA's cut in PHL-LAX capacity, AA will have more capacity on PHL-SFO than they do PHL-LAX in October. And across all carriers SFO will likely have more capacity than LAX. Of course this subject to change as schedules are finalized. This is a 1 month cut. PHL-LAX returns to 6 Daily from November...

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by acentauri
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 21054

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

caoimhin wrote:
F27500 wrote:
..............................Occasionally I would get an AA 757. Bloody nightmare.

AA (US) PHL-LHR has never been scheduled with a 757.

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by acentauri
Mon May 29, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14226

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

.................................. Unfortunately this was not surprising, SLC-LHR has had terrible load factors, I am surprised it lasted year-round this long. Here are the loads from November 2016 on DL to LHR: City, Seats, Load PHL, 4592, 35% DL apparently really, really wants that LHR slot to us...

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by acentauri
Mon May 08, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31667

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Not to start a flame war, but IMHO QR is the ME3 carrier that is least concerned about losing money so just because they fly a route does not mean it is profitable or successful. PHL and ATL are probably their worse performing US destinations. They regularly have absurdly low fares from those gatew...

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by acentauri
Sun May 07, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31667

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

.............I could definitely see EK here in the future, they tend to choose "stable (strong demand) cities" vs. QR that is more experimental i.e. PHL, LAS. PHX aside, BUF is a stretch, even for QR, but it is almost certain if the Canadian bilateral is not amended. The PHL route is not ...

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by acentauri
Fri May 05, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380 At PHL Today
Replies: 9
Views: 6162

Re: LH A380 At PHL Today

N62NA wrote:
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Wonder if this is the first time an A380 has visited.

Nope, at least 1 other. An Emirates 380 landed at PHL.

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