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by Cointrin330
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 54
Views: 4440

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Truly an amazing aircraft. A great ride. An incredible take off. A sleek design. A pity the line was closed. I've had so many great flights on the 757, on the following airlines: UA, CO, DL, BA. ORD, LAX, SFO, SEA, ATL, EWR, JFK, SJU, TXL, LIH, LHR, EDI (just a few airports I have had the pleasure t...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 67
Views: 10822

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Looks like the livery color scheme has borrowed heavily from EuroWings.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 73
Views: 8000

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

I think WestJet could use a brand refresh. The livery is perfectly fine. It does not necessarily look dated. It is just boring. The cabin interiors also could do with a touch up. It all looks decidedly 1990s.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 23
Views: 3166

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

Delta benefits from having a JFK and a LGA hub and I don't see why they would want to consolidate everything at JFK (or simply increase JFK domestic P2P at the expense of what they have at LGA). AA has been chipping away at JFK, yes, and flowing a lot less connecting traffic, but it serves markets v...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4256

Re: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA

bgm wrote:
VC10er wrote:
Bring them on! I think that UA made a beautiful 77W interior.


How is cramped 3-4-3 seating in Y 'beautiful'?


Many 773 operators have 3-4-3 or are moving to it (AA has it). It's not comfortable but it's not unique to UA.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4256

UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA

Between March and July 2018, replacing their 767-400 flight. After July, it becomes a 772 route, according to One Mile At A Time.

FRA becomes the third route from EWR to get the 773 (TLV and NRT are the other two).

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by Cointrin330
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330s at LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

Re: Delta A330s at LHR

Delta is putting the A330 on the JFK to LHR route in order to offer a more comparable premium product with VS than what the 767-300ER offers. While the 763s have been nicely refurbished a while back, the Delta ONE cabin on the A330 is more similar seat wise to the VS Upper Class product. The extra c...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

The A321T is the transcontinental version of the plane, used to operate JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO services on American Airlines. That version of the A321 seats 102 in a 3 class cabin configuration. Low density, premium-heavy, transcon dedicated aircraft.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12311

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

American has been very vocal in stating CLT is one of its top performing hubs and one of its most profitable.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10809

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

Unlikely that JAX will get a direct flight to Europe but if one does, my money would be on a link to FRA. Deutsche Bank has a fairly large presence in JAX but one company does not necessarily make for a flight (though RDU-LGW, which became RDU-LHR, was launched on subsidies from Glaxo). If it were t...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21618

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Completely support United Airlines on this one. If you need to travel with a support Peacock, you need to stay home and seek help. This is the kind of thing that only happens in America and the whole practice has gotten ludicrous.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia 777-300ER cabin
Replies: 13
Views: 5090

Re: Alitalia 777-300ER cabin

Is it 3-4-3 in Economy?

Wasn't the 77W supposed to be utilized on FCO-EZE?

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK
Replies: 63
Views: 9210

Re: QF announces 787 BNE-LAX-JFK

This was announced last year when QF disclosed it would switch to the 787-9 on the BNE-LAX route.

QF has been on LAX-JFK for years and it's far from unprofitable.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina
Replies: 21
Views: 2932

Re: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina

Will Norwegian be able to operate from AEP? If so, then that will get interesting for sure. When LAN entered the market in Argentina in 2005 it shook things up and probably forced AR to upgrade its fleet, improve its image, and turn performance around. Recently flew LATAM Argentina on a domestic fli...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10267

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

Aren't performance considerations part of the issue? Meaning, the summer heat.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Continental 767-200ER’s
Replies: 31
Views: 9394

Re: Ex Continental 767-200ER’s

They were all retired not long after the merger closed. They were used primarily out of EWR and flew most often to MXP, ZRH, MUC, GVA and from IAH to EZE and GRU. They were fitted with the 777 style cabin interior, but carried just a few more or a few less passengers than the 752 and were thus not a...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6232

Re: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18

That is true, but it is the second oldest terminal at JFK (it opened in 1970) and cannot cope with the amount of traffic it handles. The customs and immigration hall is a mess, the gate seating areas are always overflowing with people when there are so many large planes being boarded. It's too smal...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Performance EWR-EZE
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

Re: UA Performance EWR-EZE

Too soon to ask. The flight only restarted a few months ago and it's the middle of peak travel season in Argentina right now. Any flight to/from the US will be full until March at least and there are many, myself included, that think there are no longer any high/low seasons in the US-Argentina mark...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16357

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Does this mean the ATH-EWR-ATH segment gets dropped (it never made any sense, though it was the only year-round nonstop to ATH from the US as all other services (PHL, JFK, EWR) are all seasonal. Interesting to see them drop one A380 at JFK for this flight and will be even more interesting to see wha...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Performance EWR-EZE
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

UA Performance EWR-EZE

United re-launched nonstop service from the New York/Newark area to Buenos Aires recently. Curious as to how the route has performed for UA thus far? It is up against AA and AR at JFK. Heard UA does well with what it has to deep South America so curious as to whether this time, the route will stick ...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal
Replies: 24
Views: 4173

Re: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal

Alitalia is a basket case. Sell it to Lufthansa, fire 50% of it's staff, and be done with it already. For goodness sake.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18
Replies: 45
Views: 6232

Re: JFK Terminal 7 on 1/22/18

3 British Airways 744s at gates 1 BA 744 at Hardstand. 1 BA 318 at gate. 1 BA (Openskies) 757 at gate 1 ANA 773 at gate 1 UIA 763 at gate 1 IB 340 at gate 1 Qantas 744 at gate 2 VX 320s at gates Normal afternoon. I find this terminal often maligned on a.net with an uncertain future. I can not think...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 5833

Re: BA to CLT?

BA started flights to CLT in the early 1990's because it started a marketing and JV with USAir, where some USAIr 767-200ERs were repainted into BA's livery. The end of Bermuda II, making it possible for CLT to be served nonstop from LHR, means it is served well as is, and now since the merger, AA fl...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3800

Re: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?

Luxair had for a brief time, a 767-300ER flight from EWR to Luxembourg, in like 1998, I believe. It did not last.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 15901

Re: DY Pulls out of BDL

Not surprising at all. You need a steady stream of business travelers to make routes like this work, and with EI in the BDL-DUB market, that's probably enough to capture O&D, business, and through traffic to points beyond DUB. Year round, you won't get as much tourist traffic even at bargain bas...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New York to Buenos Aires (JFK-EZE) AA 777-300ER
Replies: 0
Views: 3448

New York to Buenos Aires (JFK-EZE) AA 777-300ER

I flew out to Buenos Aires from JFK a couple of days after the snow storm and weekend water main break fiasco that turned the airport into a sea of lost luggage and delayed flights. Fortunately, I was flying out of Terminal 8, the largest of JFK's terminals and probably the most efficient one. Secur...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?
Replies: 18
Views: 4183

Re: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?

I have had a couple of great flights on DY but I think the verdict is still out as to whether this is a long term success or a short term gain. Plenty of reports out there suggesting Norwegian is growing too fast and is barely breaking even. I am not opposed to ULCCs, but they don't have a great suc...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any other airlines aside from VS and Norwegian having 787 Engine Issues?
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Any other airlines aside from VS and Norwegian having 787 Engine Issues?

Am flying a LATAM 787-9 from SCL to JFK next week and am concerned as I see theirs are flown with the RR engine, not GE. Am I right?

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by Cointrin330
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 38758

UA 787-9 Registrations (pmCO/pmUA)

Can anyone confirm if there are registration differences between the 787-9s ordered by CO and those ordered and delivered directly to UA?

Are the UA delivered 9's the ones with the leather seats in coach vs. the cloth fabric on the CO ones?

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 4 Water Line break
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: JFK Terminal 4 Water Line break

Isn't that the "great new" terminal that justified tearing down the iconic Terminal 3 "saucer"? ;) The problem with Delta moving into T4 is that it caused a lot of airlines formerly in T4 to move to T1, which is now bursting at the seams and a miserable experience for what was t...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 4 Water Line break
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: JFK Terminal 4 Water Line break

Isn't that the "great new" terminal that justified tearing down the iconic Terminal 3 "saucer"? ;) T4 is not new. Delta expanded it considerably and extended the pier on the side adjacent to T3, the former Pan Am WorldPort. T3 was torn down shortly after Delta moved its ops into...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8574

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

1)AS hasn't finished merging with Virgin America yet 2)Hawaiian is too much of an icon to disappear 3)JetBlue.......same as Hawaiian Neither HA or B6 are icons and even if they were, just look at PA and TW and where they are now. Either way, a merger between HA/AS/B6 isn't happening. While an AS/B6...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8574

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

1)AS hasn't finished merging with Virgin America yet 2)Hawaiian is too much of an icon to disappear 3)JetBlue.......same as Hawaiian Neither HA or B6 are icons and even if they were, just look at PA and TW and where they are now. Either way, a merger between HA/AS/B6 isn't happening. While an AS/B6...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 74
Views: 10426

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

I can't see this flight doing well, given that UA already flies it, and has for some time, and probably has a good share of the Tech market that most likely uses this route for business purposes. UA does have a 787 on the route, and has since inception, except for a short period when they flew the 7...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300
Replies: 27
Views: 6638

Re: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300

Aloha All and Happy New Years, For Holiday Peak UA is running 2x daily HNL-DEN. First flight is the year around flight operated by their HD Domestic 77A aircraft and the additional operating for Holiday Peak is operated by a 752. However, yesterday, there was a plane swap and the flight, UA114 was ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A new 100 seat aircraft?
Replies: 28
Views: 6246

Re: A New 717?

will Boeing or Airbus make a new 100 seater aircraft? Apart from the Embraer deal on Boeing’s end and the C-Series deal with Airbus, could it happen? There is no deal with Boeing and Embraer, at least not yet. Boeing probably wants to buy it, or invest heavily into it, but I would think the Brazili...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats IAH's future plan for UA 787?
Replies: 24
Views: 3476

Re: Whats IAH's future plan for UA 787?

Other than hub to hub repositioning, which was a requirement when the 787's were all flown by legacy CO crews and flight attendants, SYD will for the foreseeable future be the focal point of 787 flying, but they also use the plane to LHR. UA operated the 787-9 to EZE and SCL as well, but UA's strate...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA Shuttles - How Long Until The "Shuttle" Brand is Retired?
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

Re: DL and AA Shuttles - How Long Until The "Shuttle" Brand is Retired?

As someone who lives in Northern Virginia, and who spent 15 years working at the airport I think regardless of airline, branding , equipment, RJ or mainline, or scheduling it will always be called "the shuttle" The name will probably endure but the branding aspect of it, is perhaps on the...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American takes delivery of the last Boeing 737-800, the fleet is now repainted
Replies: 25
Views: 8929

Re: American takes delivery of the last Boeing 737-800, the fleet is now repainted

When the time comes to replace the 737-800 fleet (a long way off, but still), American will have almost as many frames to replace as they did with the MD80 which, when factoring in mergers and acquisitions (Reno Air, TWA, etc..) topped out at over 350, correct?

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 19611

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

It wouldn't surprise anyone if BA were to axe the JFK-LCY route, eventually. The number of business travelers, specifically bankers, flying NYC to LON is likely to be down somewhat for a variety of reasons. BA's product generally has become sub-par. The Terminal 7 experience at JFK is simply awful. ...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia CEO resigns
Replies: 10
Views: 2422

Re: Air Serbia CEO resigns

Think the Etihad Airways Partner model is dead. The company has been taken to the cleaners through its ill advised investments in Air Berlin, Alitalia, and Air Serbia among others. The model doesn't work. It does when Delta does it. The reality is the ME3 are ran very incompetently in general. Lots...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA Shuttles - How Long Until The "Shuttle" Brand is Retired?
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

DL and AA Shuttles - How Long Until The "Shuttle" Brand is Retired?

Anyone think Delta and American will drop the Shuttle branding entirely on the BOS-LGA-BOS, DCA-LGA-DCA, and ORD-LGA-ORD (DL) service and just market them as hourly (or near hourly during weekdays)?

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by Cointrin330
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia CEO resigns
Replies: 10
Views: 2422

Re: Air Serbia CEO resigns

Think the Etihad Airways Partner model is dead. The company has been taken to the cleaners through its ill advised investments in Air Berlin, Alitalia, and Air Serbia among others. The model doesn't work.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 12908

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Anyone here think Norwegian will look to launch a long haul or two from STN to say MCO, FLL or maybe EWR?

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by Cointrin330
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6393

Re: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA

If these new routes are successful, I can see AA being the first to drop JFK-MXP, unless AZ goes out of business first. AA would move the route to PHL. I think that IG in a way is catering to a whole different market with transfers. In addition to that AA I would've thought would have dropped it wh...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6393

Re: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA

If these new routes are successful, I can see AA being the first to drop JFK-MXP, unless AZ goes out of business first. AA would move the route to PHL.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 157
Views: 37066

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

The A350 order will be decided once American Airlines determines what it will want to replace the 47 777-200ER's in the fleet.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 9052

Re: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018

It would not surprise me if UA adds SFO-MEL, eventually, but in a less than daily frequency. UA does well on US-Australia and has dramatically improved its product offering in the market, going from 747-400 (LAX-SYD-MEL-SYD-LAX and SFO-SYD) to 787 on all 3 routes (LAX/SFO-SYD and LAX-MEL) and soon, ...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 81
Views: 13147

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

The 777-200ER's are late 1990's builds. There was an issue with the pilot union when DL ordered the plane and that is part of what stopped them from acquiring more. The 777-200LR's are newer, build and delivered mid to late 2000s.

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