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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: 4558

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: 6709

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: 15256

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: 4558

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: 3219

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: 31
Views: 6147

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: 3881

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: 442
Views: 101601

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: 3881

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: 12351

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: 5108

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: 16332

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: 4276

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: 18220

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: 18220

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: 41
Views: 4609

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: 4558

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: 366

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: 1717

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: 3566

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: 9308

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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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9308

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

How many flights did CO have at Cleveland during its peak? I can’t remember how CLE looked like post merger before they pulled the plug. CLE as a hub peaked in 2007/08 when CO announced its last major expansion there and daily departures climbed to around 270. There were plans for further growth th...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future direct US Mainland to MNL flights other than PAL
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: Future direct US Mainland to MNL flights other than PAL

While UA would be the most likely of the big 3 US carriers to start a nonstop mainland US to MNL service, it's highly unlikely this will ever happen. MNL is heavily concentrated around VFR and even the 787 would struggle to keep a route like that profitable.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9308

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. T...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK to EZE 777-300ER
Replies: 11
Views: 3566

AA JFK to EZE 777-300ER

I am flying to EZE in mid-January on AA and just noticed my aircraft has been swapped from a 772 to a 773. Looks like it may just be a seasonal adjustment given the peak summer in Argentina but curious if anyone has any more information. Doubtful this would be a permanent add, particularly given UA'...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN
Replies: 39
Views: 8867

Re: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN

What stupidity....who relinquishes slots at LHR like that??? Similar to PA and TW selling their LHR routes to UA and AA in 1991. Only helped to accelerate their demise.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15606

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

Interesting....Is this partly due to DL taking deliveries of the additional A330-300's it ordered? Not exactly certain how adding the A330 on the JFK-LHR route aligns DL to VS. The seats may look similar but the on board products are very different in all classes.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY
Replies: 11
Views: 2212

Re: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY

Indeed looks like a positioning flight as others have said. Nothing really unusual here. Delta has flown wide bodies between ATL and MCO and other points into Florida for decades. L1011's, 767-300/300ER, -400. The 764's were actually originally ordered to replace L1011s on some of these routes.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?
Replies: 16
Views: 2882

Re: Why didn't DL keep main services from MEM?

Redundant hub, too close to ATL and not enough O&D traffic. Keeping it, even with a reduced presence, would just pressure pricing out of ATL and the Memphis region isn't growing economically in the way other locations have become a focus operation for DL, like RDU, IND, and MKE.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 6063

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

The long haul network at AB seemed to be growing at an almost breakneck pace in a last ditch effort to make money and illustrate the network and operating model was working. The routes, particularly the ones to slot constrained airports, must have some value. Dusseldorf to NYC has to be able to work...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order the B777-9?
Replies: 36
Views: 5752

Re: Will UA order the B777-9?

It is unlikely that UA will order the A380 and/or the B747-8 but with the A350-1000s being converted to A350-900s, will they order the B777-9 as a B747-400/B777-300ER replacement? Let's say 35-50? I wonder why do they not hang on with the B747-400s for a few more years and replace them with B777-9 ...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 7877

787-10 and United Airlines

With the revised and updated UA order for A359's this week intended to be a major replacement for the 777-200ER fleet, what is the 787-10's role in the UA fleet as the first deliveries begin, I believe next year?

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 833
Views: 118652

Air Berlin Ends All Long Hauls from TXL

Air Berlin Group announced it will end ALL long haul service from Berlin Tegel (TXL) by October 1st. AUH (no surprise there), LAX, SFO, ORD, and JFK. What is surprising is that JFK is getting axed. Surely that slot is valuable, no? Presumably it will be part of the asset sale, but surprised to see t...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5090

Re: More of the same at BER

I recently flew from SXF to BGO and we used one of the new runways for our takeoff, which was parallel to the new BER terminal. This allowed us to get a great view of the building and surrounding facilities. It also led to a 35 minute delay in our departure, as it took that long to taxi around SXF t...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4206

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

Well, DL already flies PDX-AMS, so why no PDX-CDG ? is there more Dutch interests in the Portland area than French ones ? And CDG is a by far more important Hub in Continental Europe than AMS... DL actually flows more connections through AMS than it does over CDG so it absolutely does make sense th...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 2483

Re: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

Domestic: I am sure MIA will stay too as both an O and D route and a connector to the Americas. Oh yes MIA will definitely stay, at least 3x daily even if there are further cuts at JFK. I'm surprised that the poster who posted the thread didn't mention MIA. ORD, DFW, BOS and DCA I understand becaus...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 2483

Re: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

It never made sense to me why they have a hub at JFK which is a little over a 100 miles from PHL. PHL was never an American Airlines hub until AA merged with US. PHL is a legacy US hub and much larger than JFK in terms of departures and route network, but AA has considered JFK to be everything from...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 2483

Re: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

sq256 wrote:
IMO, JFK may be "right-sized" for AA to be primarily a O&D "hub", similar to how LAX is for UA.


AA at JFK is a lot smaller than what UA has at LAX. Looking at it another way, UA is a stronger #3 at LAX than AA is a #3 at JFK.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 2483

American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

As has been well covered on this forum, American Airlines continues to shrink / downsize its JFK footprint, most recently with the announcement that the JFK-MAN, JFK-ZRH, and one of the two JFK-CDG (AA 121) routes are being axed, with ZRH moving to PHL, what does the future hold for AA at JFK? For s...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7647

Re: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?

It's because they are the largest carrier at LGA, but can't fly to Europe. So they straddle LGA with JFK and EWR to Europe. Said another way, they don't fly EWR domestic spokes because of LGA, and a lack of slots! Not entirely accurate. Yes, Delta is the largest carrier at LGA and is the largest ca...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 7126

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

As stated some of the Berlin cuts were planned already, just the timing was moved up. Obviously TXL longhaul has been loss making got AB. Remember only back in July, AB announced it would trim is TXL longhaul fleet to mere 5 frames, with DUS base getting 12 frames instead as it grew US flying from ...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 7126

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

There was another article on Reuters yesterday suggesting Lufthansa would like to acquire many, though not all, of the A330-200s in the Air Berlin fleet, which total 17. Guessing they probably want to position those jets mainly in its EuroWings subsidiary. Will be interesting to see what happens to ...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 7126

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ai ... insolvency

Some of the cuts are actually early termination of planned seasonal routes.
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Here is the link:

http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ai ... insolvency

Some of the cuts are actually early termination of planned seasonal routes.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 7126

Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

ATW reported today that Air Berlin Group will discontinue TXL-LAX, TXL-SFO, TXL-ORD by October 1. DUS-BOS also being cut, as are the TXL/DUS to Abu Dhabi routes, no surprise on those in particular. Didn't see this posted, but apologies if this is a duplicate post. Wonder what will happen to Air Berl...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 8008

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

Guessing more 737-MAX jets will be on property by the time the new schedule goes into effect, and so the frequencies can become daily. Also a sign the routes going daily have met or exceeded expectations.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

I don't think many people outside VFR are beating a path to travel to Russia. That's not likely to change any time soon.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Norwegian ARN-JFK B787-8
Replies: 3
Views: 6248

Re: Norwegian ARN-JFK B787-8

So legroom seemed OK? A friend of mine just flew on a Dreamliner in their Premium cabin from JFK to Paris and paid $620 one way. She said it was worth the difference. Legroom was fine, but I was in the exit row (adjacent to to the main cabin door). Premium cabin didn't look like it was worth it. It...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 21
Views: 4506

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

JFK-SVO has been seasonal since it was reinstated last year. Not much demand for travel to Russia beyond VFR. It would not surprise me if DL eventually axes it permanently.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Berlin Question
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Air Berlin Question

I selected them because I used Advantage miles to book this ticket. The end for AirBerlin as independent airline is near... :tombstone: If you wanna be sure to fly back home again, you might better try looking for an alternative option. Maybe it is possible to rebook onto AA ex FRA. I actually flew...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 18926

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

JFK-MAN ends October 28th. JFK-ZRH will end March 28th 2018 and then operate from PHL. One of the two daily JFK-CDG flights will be dropped. In January of this year, AA dropped JFK-BHX. I can see further cuts at JFK. American does not need to fly JFK-MAD as IB can easily do it on the twice a day fli...

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