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by Cointrin330
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A340-600
Replies: 0
Views: 272

IB A340-600

A few weeks ago I flew JFK-MAD on the 9:05PM departure (IB 6252) on the A340-600. It was a great flight in Business Class and a good crew. Despite bad weather in NYC, the flight departed on time and the taxi to takeoff was just 20 minutes. The aircraft I was on was in the old livery. Did IB stop rep...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 7 Refresh Revealed
Replies: 2
Views: 571

JFK Terminal 7 Refresh Revealed

Airwaysmag.com has the photos and some of the details related to the upcoming renovations at JFK Airport Terminal 7, a project largely funded by the anchor tenant and owner, British Airways. Looks like Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are also moving to T7 in October 2017. The entire renovation is...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB in Asia
Replies: 38
Views: 3309

Re: IB in Asia

MNL is a low yield, VFR market and as stated above, ties between Spain and the Philippines aren't what they were in the past.

I don't see IB adding much more in Asia. It really does not need to.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 130
Views: 22095

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

The problem wasn't JFK, it was the UA "PS" product. When it was launched, in 2002, it matched and probably exceeded what AA was offering on the three class 767-200ER and Delta had not yet fully launched its JFK buildup. The food and the small sized cabin (757, with First, Business, and all...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM possible New routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 3278

Re: RAM possible New routes?

Doubtful RAM will expand further in the US until the laptop ban is lifted and the Trump Administration stops treating these countries like pariahs. Morocco isn affected by the electronics ban, and Morocco seemingly is excluded from ME issues causing them to be treated like pariahas. Probably becaus...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 18757

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Pointless article and unlikely to happen. United's brand is certainly tarnished by last week's incidents but over time, it will recover. If the incidents do in fact bring about some serious change to involuntary bumping of passengers, then that's the silver lining. As for United's brand, it was neve...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM possible New routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 3278

Re: RAM possible New routes?

Doubtful RAM will expand further in the US until the laptop ban is lifted and the Trump Administration stops treating these countries like pariahs.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW

I'm not sure Norwegian will survive this break-neck expansion. While it certainly is interesting to watch, it does look like a bit of over-expansion here and a growing exposure to some obvious risks like fuel price spikes, a general decline in the popularity of travel to the US thanks to the Trump A...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Exits NY-SJU market from August 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 5040

Re: AA Exits NY-SJU market from August 2017

The end of an era, but not entirely surprising. In the 1980's and 1990's, American owned JFK-SJU with 6 or 7 daily nonstop flights, sometimes more, aboard DC10, A300, 767-200/300ER, and 757 aircraft. At the time of course, SJU was an AA hub. The reality is that AA can't compete with B6 (and perhaps...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Exits NY-SJU market from August 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 5040

Re: AA Exits NY-SJU market from August 2017

The end of an era, but not entirely surprising. In the 1980's and 1990's, American owned JFK-SJU with 6 or 7 daily nonstop flights, sometimes more, aboard DC10, A300, 767-200/300ER, and 757 aircraft. At the time of course, SJU was an AA hub. The reality is that AA can't compete with B6 (and perhaps ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 47
Views: 7056

Re: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising

I can tell you those ads are EVERYWHERE. On top of taxicabs, bus stop shelters, in the subways....they're not very original and are almost a carbon copy of what Continental Airlines did back in the late 1990's and early 2000s minus the cute "The Oranges To Orange County: Nonstop" tags prom...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA JFK-SFO 1986
Replies: 7
Views: 2024

Re: TWA JFK-SFO 1986

And while I could be mistaken, TW842 continued on to Rome-Athens-Tel Aviv, with a change of equipment in Rome, at least it did in the 1970s. Flew it many times, always an empty 747. Those were great days for flying, even in steerage. Alas... TWA 842 was the SFO-JFK-MXP segment and TWA 843 was the r...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group agree to cooperate
Replies: 14
Views: 3276

Re: Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group agree to cooperate

Does this mean if AA buys an investment or stake in China Southern, CX would leave one world?

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by Cointrin330
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe
Replies: 43
Views: 9176

Re: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe

AA never flew ORD-KIX. They very briefly had it from DFW and dropped it. The ORD-DME flight (the other Moscow airport, not SVO) was flown with a 777 because of an instrument issue with the 767 that prevented it being flown into that airport and yes it was ultimately dropped because it was not profit...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Opens New Security at EWR with 17 Lanes
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

Re: UA Opens New Security at EWR with 17 Lanes

The dependency here is staffing. Not enough TSA? Not all 17 lanes will be open.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9152

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

**UA LGA-RDU JUN 3>0.6 JUL 3>0 AUG 3>0 SEP 3>0 OCT 3>0 NOV 3>0 This was a ridicilous move of UA. They have no FFs neither in LGA nor RDU, What were they expecting? I wonder if they sold those slots or are they going to strengthen other LGA routes from its hubs. United has plenty of FF's in the NY A...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10726

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Hmm....guess it makes sense, if DL is determined to continue the evolution of SEA as it's anchor TPAC gateway. The big 3 are all on busy routes like ORD-LGA-ORD, so this may work. My concern is that ORD POS to Asia will largely be captured by UA/AA and their alliance partners so opportunities may be...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos

Think this was announced earlier this year. The rush to fly to Cuba hasn't been met with an avalanche of demand, for a number of reasons. First, it's still not that simple and straightforward to visit Cuba. There is a shortage of quality accommodations throughout the country. Internet and WiFi is st...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non retrofitted AA 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4141

Re: Non retrofitted AA 777s

The retrofitted AA 777-200ER is a nice aircraft. I travelled on one from JFK to LHR in October. The cabin looks and feels modern. The mood lighting is a nice touch. The seats were comfortable enough and the entertainment system very touch friendly and a substantial improvement over the ON system the...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 12234

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

Isn't American Airlines ditching theirs as well (all inherited through the merger with US)?

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by Cointrin330
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to deploy its new 77W to EZE
Replies: 9
Views: 2796

Re: Alitalia to deploy its new 77W to EZE

Looks like they want to have their own share in the demand for Buenos Aires after Norwegian and Iberia launching it from Barcelona. I know Rome isn't Barcelona, but most passengers will be transfer passengers anyway so it doesn't matter much. With so many European airlines launching routes to Bueno...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A319s
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

American Airlines A319s

I recently travelled from PBI to DCA on an American Airlines A319 which I am assuming, perhaps incorrectly, was an ex-US aircraft. The flight was actually very good. The cabin interior was in very good condition. Slim line seats, but comfortable enough. Clean carpet. Leather seats. Clean and tidy re...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could HA also serve Newark?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Could HA also serve Newark?

I guess the issue is whether there is enough demand for two daily nonstops (United and Hawaiian) from Newark. The JFK flight is probably full because it's the only nonstop from JFK. HA doesn't have much capital investment at JFK; they use the JetBlue terminal (one gate) and JetBlue operation servic...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the 787
Replies: 29
Views: 5979

Re: American Airlines and the 787

Coming back to American Airlines and the 787, it does seem American is using the plane across more than just TPAC. With the ORD deployment, it looks like they are using the plane on what had been 763 routes. Entirely different strategy than UA which sticks to DEN, SFO, LAX TPAC and hub to hub (LAX/I...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US carriers at IST?
Replies: 26
Views: 6101

Re: Why no US carriers at IST?

Delta inherited IST slots when it acquired Pan Am's North Atlantic network in 1991 and for a long time, operated a 757 from FRA to IST in the 1990s to connect to US arriving/departing DL flights at what was then PA (then DL) hub at FRA. DL went nonstop to IST from JFK in, I believe, the late 1990's....

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by Cointrin330
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9176

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

I'm one of those people that actually likes the MD80 series (87, 88, 90) ride. It's smooth and quite and unique, but these planes are getting old.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 65
Views: 14426

Re: DL MD-88 Phse Out

Are the MD90's second hand acquired by Delta from mainland China carriers or were they just built in China?

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by Cointrin330
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees
Replies: 58
Views: 13114

Re: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees

Horrible airline. Atrocious service. Has been a basket case for decades.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 12- domestic US
Replies: 38
Views: 6208

Re: QF 12- domestic US

This has been discussed multiple times on this forum. The QF 11/12 (LAX-JFK-LAX) cannot carry local passengers, meaning anyone booked on the LAX-JFK flight will have to have travelled on the MEL/SYD/BNE flights into LAX. You clear US customs and immigration at TBIT and then re-board the 747 (it's us...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How true was British Airways' "The World's Favourite Airline" tag?
Replies: 23
Views: 3844

Re: How true was British Airways' "The World's Favourite Airline" tag?

As someone who flew BA extensively in the late 1980s and early 1990s on US-UK routes, I can tell you BA's service, even in Economy Class, was a far better product than what the US airlines offered at the time. At the time, the tag line was used extensively and at least from my experience, it was mos...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts B777-300ER service EWR-TLV 5/5/17
Replies: 19
Views: 4786

Re: United Starts B777-300ER service EWR-TLV 5/5/17

If UA is indeed going to operate the 777-300ER from EWR on long haul international routes, then I would think HKG and potentially NRT will be up gauged from the 772ER to the 773ER as well. Guessing that rotating SFO based crews on these flights will be fairly simple with SFO-HKG already going to 773...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's Boeing 757-225 any left flying
Replies: 23
Views: 6017

Re: Eastern's Boeing 757-225 any left flying

Did USAir acquire many EA 757's second hand and then place an order for factory fresh ones, or were all the US 757's ex-EA planes? I flew in one in 1994 from PIT to SEA and SEA back to PIT. I think that aircraft was an ex-EA one.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?
Replies: 43
Views: 9390

Re: AA LAX-AKL

LAX-AKL began in mod-2016, not 14 months ago. The UA nonstop from SFO to AKL started around the same time. The 787-8 is the right aircraft for this route, with the 787-9 up gauge sensible during peak travel periods. The leisure market to NZ is seasonal and so it will be key to see how the route perf...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 12096

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

AA and UA will likely continue to co-exist at ORD. Hard to imagine UA simply overtaking and obliterating AA completely. The fact that UA is only now beginning to explore a new approach to banking flights (enabling the IND customer to connect to LAX or NYC rather than focusing on East-West and West-E...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Triples 7s ever in PHL
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

Re: AA Triples 7s ever in PHL

Why would they get rid of the A333s? I know it's a small subfleet, but I would think they still have some life left in them. Because they are a small sub-fleet, and were delivered in 2000 and 2001 and probably will require heavy maintenance at some point. They do not evidently share a lot of common...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 1987-1997 LGW
Replies: 13
Views: 2732

Re: American Airlines 1987-1997 LGW

Thank you for the information, I am interested in the 1990s mostly and the ORD, RDU and JFK flights. I very well may be wrong, but I do not believe AA ever operated ORD-LGW. If it did, it did so for a very brief period. AA did, however, operate ORD-STN - also for a very brief period beginning 15 Ju...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 1987-1997 LGW
Replies: 13
Views: 2732

Re: American Airlines 1987-1997 LGW

Anyone know what the JFK schedule was? I seem to recall one, but it was very short lived, in 1991 or 1992 and operated shortly after AA started JFK-LHR (1991). The BNA flight operated during 1998 only and for a very short time.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 544
Views: 58907

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Did Air Canada merge with Delta? It's OK. Boring. The maple leaf could be bigger on the fuselage and I guess the sunglass effect on the cockpit windows is a nod to Air Canada's original red/white livery in the 60's and 70's that had it.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR
Replies: 21
Views: 6207

UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR

United is adding a sixth frequency from EWR to Heathrow and back between April and October, using a 2 class Boeing 767-300ER. Curious as to where the slot has come from?

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by Cointrin330
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Debuts
Replies: 49
Views: 10172

Re: United Polaris Debuts

The first 3-class 763ER entered XMN yesterday to receive the Polaris seats (N642UA). Rumours that UA was reconsidering the life extension program of these birds can now be put to bed. As a result, EWR-GVA migrated to a 2-class route, leaving ORD-TATL routes as the only remaining 3-class 763ER route...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 11579

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

I flew the BA 2273 from LGW to JFK in October and I can tell you that it was packed.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Casa Alitalia lounge at MXP
Replies: 9
Views: 3778

Re: Casa Alitalia lounge at MXP

Looks very nice and competitive with what other major airlines have to offer in this category. Clear to see some of the Etihad color palettes showing, particularly on the wall design. The pattern on some of the dining plates are a little dated. The re-brand of AZ is great. Whether AZ survives or not...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is AF doing on ORY-JFK?
Replies: 0
Views: 1083

How is AF doing on ORY-JFK?

Curious as to how this route is doing since it was launched in mid-2016.

Does anyone know?

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by Cointrin330
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and LAX Growth
Replies: 1
Views: 691

UA and LAX Growth

Last week, there was a post regarding the an article that appeared in Bloomberg, suggesting that a T9 might be built out and that UA would expand LAX (or, would at least want to try and bring it's closest Star Alliance partners LH, NZ, OS, NZ, LX, TK and others under one roof) and the more critical ...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 10749

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

Not surprised AA is suspending JFK-TUS. This route would be seasonal at best and AA can't seem to make anything work ex-JFK outside of LHR, GRU, LAX, SFO, EZE, and a few other destinations.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of United's 744s
Replies: 29
Views: 6892

Re: Fate of United's 744s

The UA 747's are unlikely to find other operators and will likely be scrapped. They've not been well looked after since the early 2000's when UA went into a long bankruptcy process that preceded its merger with CO. The airline spent millions improving their reliability in 2013 but the fleet also nee...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 40
Views: 4154

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

Alitalia I believe had FCO service, and Sabena flew to BRU.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 80
Views: 17040

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

This is a good development as United always had a large footprint at LAX though over the past 20+ years it has grown and then subsequently shrunk its operation there. In between all of that, it neglected its Terminals and seemed sit out the battle for LAX between AA and DL. Perhaps the terminal upgr...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 8007

Re: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?

The AA Airbus A330-300's (there are only 9 in the fleet) are 2000 builds/deliveries.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ plans to retain SIN-FRA-JFK after resuming SIN-JFK/EWR
Replies: 48
Views: 8531

Re: SQ plans to retain SIN-FRA-JFK after resuming SIN-JFK/EWR

SQ has operated JFK-FRA-SIN since the early 1990's. It was a 747-400 and then up gauged to the A380.

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