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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 5577

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I think the issue with the 1991 Continental livery (it was introduced when CO was coming out of it's second bankruptcy) is that with the UA merger, an opportunity was lost to modernize it a bit and give it some updates and flair. The airport lettering and fonts used for UA corporate aren't bad at al...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 24
Views: 6071

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

Stars and Bars did appear on an A320 (not sure it is still wearing those colors or has been repainted). They also slapped a cheap looking sticker over the U N I T E D logo on the last 2 747's and used the same lettering. It would be great if they put a pre-1994 livery (orange/blue) and Tulip on a pl...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Long Haul US East coast to HNL - comparing UA and DL
Replies: 5
Views: 3123

Re: Long Haul US East coast to HNL - comparing UA and DL

This was a great comparison report. Thank you for posting. I have flown NYC-HNL multiple times (mainly on the CO then UA nonstop, from EWR) and once on the Delta 767-300ER that has operated seasonally, for a few weeks in the winter time. The UA 767-400 is just fine. I've flown up front in BusinessFi...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 7955

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

JFK-SNN on EI has flat bed. And now, JFK-KEF on DL is less comfortable than FI. How many people are going to pay $2100 round trip on a 6 hour flight with no lie flat bed. JFK-SNN is primarily a leisure market. EI has a flat bed yes, but they have a smaller fleet for TATL (A330/757) and no sub-fleet...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to CHC
Replies: 13
Views: 4539

Re: LAX to CHC

Think the issue here is that when NZ operated LAX-CHC, it was using the wrong plane (747-400) but that is all they had (772 fleet committed elsewhere and I think at that time they were just beginning to take them on into the fleet) and the 767-300ER did not have the legs. The market was also a lot s...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 7955

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

None of those markets really need a truly premium cabin product or experience. These are mainly holiday destinations and not heavy on business travel so kind of makes sense to reassign the DeltaOne equipped 757's to markets where there is real demand and they can charge a premium. JFK-SNN on EI has...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to CHC
Replies: 13
Views: 4539

Re: LAX to CHC

AAvgeek744 wrote:
NZ tried it once, would have to have been a 744 or 772. A 789 has the legs, just not sure if the market is there.


Think you are right, it was a 744 or a 772. The 763 does not have the legs for that route....

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to CHC
Replies: 13
Views: 4539

LAX to CHC

Any chance Air New Zealand or some other airline could restart LAX to Christchurch, NZ nonstop flights, perhaps on a seasonal basis, which I think operated a few days per week, on the 767-300ER a while back? Granted this is mainly a tourist market and a fairly short season, but curious if the 787-9 ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 7955

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

None of those markets really need a truly premium cabin product or experience. These are mainly holiday destinations and not heavy on business travel so kind of makes sense to reassign the DeltaOne equipped 757's to markets where there is real demand and they can charge a premium.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7362

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

Delta handed the route to VS, they didn't cut it. Putting the 787 on SEA-LHR helps to ensure a competitive product and DL could use its A330/767 elsewhere in the system. DL/VS is metal neutral. As of lately, those Virgin 787 flights have been A340-600 flights. That is temporary, because the Virgin ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6326

Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?

Been watching some videos of LH 747-400s and A340-300/600s operating TXL-FRA and TXL-MUC since the Air Berlin shut down and TXL looks very quiet and underutilized without all the red tailed AB jets and turboprops on the ramp. Curious as to where the Air Berlin jets were moved to immediately after th...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7362

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

Delta handed the route to VS, they didn't cut it. Putting the 787 on SEA-LHR helps to ensure a competitive product and DL could use its A330/767 elsewhere in the system. DL/VS is metal neutral.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Wierd route, though DL does fly MSP to KEF seasonally so noy entirely off and AA can probably fill a 757 from its largest hub but would it not make more sense to fly from PHL?

Either way seems like way too much capacity being trowb into this market. Someone will fail.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?
Replies: 30
Views: 2714

Re: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?

Isn't EWR-TXL on UA year-round? For selfish and symbolic reasons, I would love to see IAD-TXL. UA has EWR-TXL year round, and has flown it for years, initially with the 757-200 (CO started the route), then switched to the 767-300ER. In summer, I think it often goes up to the -400. DL has seasonal J...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 3997

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

-JFK-LHR, briefly when UA acquired Pan Am's LHR operation in 1991. -EWR-LHR was a 747-SP for a short time in the early 1990's post PA acquisition, through 1993 I think. -JFK-NRT was 747-200B and then 747-400. -EWR-NRT was 747-200B. -LAX to SYD, SYD-MEL, MEL-SYD. Wasn't LAX-AKL a 747 route in 1994 be...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA new WB future positions and destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 5563

Re: UA new WB future positions and destinations

I'll kind of tally the current fleets against the ordered fleets – I count 50 767s, 33 787s, 55 772s, and 14 77Ws. The 33 787s and 14 77Ws aren't going anywhere so I'll assume they keep flying what they're flying. (The 77Ws are underutilized right now but I'll assume that's not the case next summer...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX772LR wrote:
LAX-JFK-CAI

They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish.
Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it.


MS 990 occurred in October 1999, not 2001.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Article on the final UA 747 Revenue Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Great Article on the final UA 747 Revenue Flight

There has been much press coverage on the final UA 747 flights (and the tour of the hubs). I thought this article had a great feature on the history of the variants within both United (-100, -200, -SP, -400) and Continental (-100 and -200) as well as a lot of details on the last revenue flight, Unit...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6472

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

The political and security situation in Turkey of late probably has put the brakes on TK's global aspirations. It of course remains a very large airline with significant aspirations, but I would think there is less traffic flowing through IST at the moment and it would not surprise me if TK scaled b...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 24
Views: 3750

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

ATL is unlikely. DL and SU don't really cooperate much. They are just in the same alliance. If SU is up to 3 x daily on JFK to SVO it principally caters to VFR and probably attracts some premium and low fare traffic to Asia connecting via SVO, but business traffic generally, cannot be all that high....

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787-10 future
Replies: 34
Views: 9650

Re: United 787-10 future

According to Wikipedia United is expecting 14 78-10’s, but I don’t know if they have options for more? I’ve read that when they do start to arrive on property, they will come fitted in the all new Polaris and Y seats, new interiors like the 77Ws, and that UA will probably use them on TATL routes fr...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 21806

Re: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

I thought many, but not all, of the Air Berlin aircraft are spoken for, meaning either LH or now EZY will be taking them.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta upgauges EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2887

Re: Delta upgauges EZE

if Delta thinks the market is big enough and the fares are good enough and if they have no better use for 2 airplanes, they'll jump into the JFK - EZE market (those are all big "ifs"). AR may be a sky team member, but they're competitors, and if Delta thinks they can make money and it's t...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta upgauges EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2887

Re: Delta upgauges EZE

cokepopper wrote:
Now if only they re-launch JFK-EZE


I do not think that will happen. DL operated JFK to EZE very briefly in the late 2000s and with AR in the market on the A332, DL does not need to use its own metal.

AR is a sky team member.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11166

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

UA originally acquired Pan Am's JFK-EZE-MVD and MIA-EZE routes. During the bankruptcy they moved both EZE flights to ORD and IAD while dropping the Montevideo tag. ORD didn't last long, IAD endured until moving to EWR after the merger. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe CO's IAH-EZE route authority w...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Resumed SFO-AKL (Seasonal) With 777-300ER
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

UA Resumed SFO-AKL (Seasonal) With 777-300ER

United has restarted a six-times per week seasonal service from SFO to AKL which runs until Q1-2018. Curious as to why UA is using the 777-300ER on this route? NZ is a popular, but seasonal, destination, and peak travel USA-NZ takes off in December and January but does this route really require a br...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta upgauges EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2887

Re: Delta upgauges EZE

I think Delta up gauged or at least swapped out the 767 for the A330 on the ATL-EZE route once before. I recall it being operated with an A332 or maybe an A333 a few years back, before the last crisis, during the Northern Hemisphere Fall and Winter season.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11166

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

UA originally acquired Pan Am's JFK-EZE-MVD and MIA-EZE routes. During the bankruptcy they moved both EZE flights to ORD and IAD while dropping the Montevideo tag. ORD didn't last long, IAD endured until moving to EWR after the merger. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe CO's IAH-EZE route authority w...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7622

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR Now

Nice. Though it's kind of odd that the 744 would stop at the EWR hub since they never (or rarely) used it there (unfortunately). Why is it odd? It's a UA hub and it is a UA airplane, to say nothing of the fact that CO operated 747s... Their 747 use age was minimal and a historical footnote. Same wi...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6567

Re: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017

Maybe it won’t be missed by you, but it will be by the 8000 staff about to lose their jobs as well as many passengers. How often did you fly Air Berlin and which flight did you fly that gave you such a bad experience ? Air Berlin might not have the best legroom, but it is by no means the worst on l...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6879

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

Probably makes sense. Dusseldorf and the region/catchment area around it is one of if not the wealthiest in Germany and I thought I had read the catchment area alone is around 10MM people vs. Cologne/Bonn, which is a much smaller one. The demise of airberlin probably means Euro Wings can sharpen its...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 15805

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Never understood the appeal of an UA/B6 tie up. UA already has the best NYC-area hub and is virtually tied with DL for third place in BOS. The value of FLL, MCO, LGB and SJU in this equation seems to be inconsequential. All this would do is eliminate a competitor that has more exposure to UA's peer...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6567

Re: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017

I've found some great airfares last minute as they prepare to make their goodbye. Have been very tempted to do it, but afraid of losing my money and being stuck overseas. Thanks for your report. The few remaining long haul routes, which include twice daily JFK to DUS end on Sunday. AerCap Leasing o...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL
Replies: 14
Views: 3290

Re: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL

GianiDC wrote:
One might think they are not in the middle of insolvency, or whatever it is that they are in. Didn´t AB announce new routes just moments before it really got ugly too?


Yes, AB announced DUS-ORD and I think a Toronto route as well, a few weeks before it filed for insolvency.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9099

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

American and Delta were indeed early operators of the 747 (the 741). American ditched the plane by the early 1980s in favor of the DC10 and 767 which were better sized for AA's route network at the time and what it further grew into. The airline did not have TPAC network of a size that required the ...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?
Replies: 14
Views: 3951

Re: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?

Do we think LX will order more A330's? That plane seems to serve the markets it flies on really well. The oldest is 7 years old.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 460
Views: 106482

Alitalia...How Much Longer?

Until it folds? With Ryanair grappling with what is arguably the worst crisis the company has faced since it was founded, I just can't see them seriously taking on AZ assets....Does AZ go the way of Monarch and Air Berlin?

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by Cointrin330
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?
Replies: 14
Views: 3951

What is LX's Strategy With The Remaining A340-300's?

These aircraft aren't really all that old, with the first ones delivered in 2003 but what does LX intend to do with them alongside the A333 and B773 fleets into the future?

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 52
Views: 12518

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Can't remember their 1st route...was it Hong Kong out of SFO? The B747 was discussed for a while,but I believe none were based in EWR,and the poor reliability probably would have hurt the high yield market UA has in TLV.Mind you,the B77W is not such a big deal in Economy either,it's the horrid 3-4-...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Wide-body Basing Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 5184

Re: AA's Wide-body Basing Plan

I think it has to do with maintenance bases for the most part. Each of those airports have large MX operations for AA. The only real change is the 767 at PHL. AA is shifting assets and technology there to grow flights on the remaining 767's in the fleet, similar to what UA did with the 747 at SFO in...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 16610

Re: AA's new branding

The other day I was flying through DFW and it really hit me how cheap AA's new branding looks. The gate and check-in areas look like an IKEA showroom. Same with the clubs they are remodeling. One of things I always liked about AA was the classic look they maintained over the years (I guess before t...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA64 Diverted to London Heathrow
Replies: 7
Views: 4310

Re: AA64 Diverted to London Heathrow

The operational reliability of the AA 767 fleet seems to be a problem. Apart from 9 frames, built and delivered in 2002 to replace 9 ex-TWA planes that were all leased, the remaining 767's in the AA fleet are old. The airline is planning to open up more routes from PHL using them. Will be interestin...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18606

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

AA has less competition at PHL and a good balance of O&D (PHL and its catchment area is the fifth or sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States) with connecting traffic. I've transited through there (not by choice, but by way of diversion) and it gets the job done. The 767's will conti...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18606

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/10/02/american-airlines-calls-phl-airport-the-crown.amp.html American looks to expand international and domestically in PHL in the next few years, and also AA looks to have B767 to be based there also. For international destina...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5577

Re: HAM TATL flights?

Perhaps the reason UA does not want to fly it year round is the absence of strong business links between the Hamburg region and the US? (I am not stating there is/is not, I am asking a question). Plenty of cruise ships depart Hamburg so I believe the seasonal approach here is designed to serve that ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6567

Air Berlin, JFK to TXL August 2017

As Air Berlin is about to close down for good, figured I would add this post on my one and only flight on this troubled airline on a route that operated its final flight a week ago and has since been axed, as lessors are taking back the airline's 17 A330-200s. Last month, I took a two week trip to S...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet at LGA
Replies: 0
Views: 392

WestJet at LGA

Curious as to how well WestJet does at LGA when compared to AC and AA, who also operate YYZ services. I recently flew WestJet to YYZ and found it to be quite good. On time. Clean planes. Basic services, but not uncomfortable and pleasant crews. They code share with Delta on this sector. Frequency is...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta widget on a350 winglets only?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Delta widget on a350 winglets only?

Just like the wavy gold cheat line on UA is limited to the 787-8 and 787-9. No word on the -10 sporting it yet when deliveries begin.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK to EZE 777-300ER
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

Re: AA JFK to EZE 777-300ER

Wow, after five years of only looking around, I'm finally able to post! I hope this will be the first of many. As a former AA employee at SAP, I'm still very enthusiastic about aviation and of AA, where I spent 15 years. Wasn't EZE one of the first stations to kick off the 77W for AA along with GRU...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9588

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

The messy UA/CO merger, Smisek, or Cleveland's economic situation aside, the Cleveland hub would not have lasted. It wasn't profitable. It made sense only when CO was a stand alone airline in need of a midwest hub and RJ's went all jet and that trend was also what helped precipitate it's downfall. ...

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