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by Cointrin330
Thu May 25, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 8
Views: 1304

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

Was Delta the launch customer for the 767-200?

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by Cointrin330
Sun May 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11561

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

The Virgin brand, as far as airlines go, does not carry the same special cachet that it did in the 1990's and the early to mid-2000's. There is really nothing unique about any of the Virgin branded carriers (Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and Virgin America, now fading into Alaska). The marketi...

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by Cointrin330
Sat May 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11561

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

The Virgin brand, as far as airlines go, does not carry the same special cachet that it did in the 1990's and the early to mid-2000's. There is really nothing unique about any of the Virgin branded carriers (Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and Virgin America, now fading into Alaska). The marketin...

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by Cointrin330
Sat May 20, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)
Replies: 26
Views: 3969

Re: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)

High winds particularly after 6PM tonight. I've had this issue with BOS-LGA many times. Ground stops at LGA lasting about 30-40 minutes, with an eye to slowing traffic inbound.

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by Cointrin330
Wed May 17, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?
Replies: 33
Views: 7964

Re: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?

Delta has scaled up its operation at EWR over the years and operates out of one of the Terminal B rotundas all to itself. A bit surprised to see this route downgraded to a 757 even for time considered a bit slower during the year.

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by Cointrin330
Wed May 17, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4672

Re: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

Probably due to the fact that DTW isn't as premium heavy ex-LHR as SEA and DL/VS would capture better yields using a VS aircraft with more seats out of SEA than a DL one.

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by Cointrin330
Wed May 17, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?
Replies: 33
Views: 7964

Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?

Looks like DL is operating the DL20 flight EWR-CDG and CDG-EWR on a 757-200ER, instead of the usual 767-300ER. I did a search later in the July, it appears to revert back to the 763. Surprised to see this given CDG's role in the AF/DL network. Is the route underperforming or is it a seasonal adjustm...

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by Cointrin330
Sun May 14, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 30
Views: 5089

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

The 767 is a great aircraft and I think you'll see them continue to fly, particularly with two of the US3 for another 5 and possibly 10 years. AA's 767 fleet is, apart from the 9 new builds bought after the TWA acquisition in 2001, the oldest and are being drawn down at an accelerated rate. They may...

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by Cointrin330
Sat May 13, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6578

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

LAX to SYD on AA is going from a 773 to a 789 later this year, so the need to position a 773 to LAX from MIA goes away.

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by Cointrin330
Sat May 13, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 258
Views: 18705

MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Just flew into and out of MSP for the first time in a long time and it got me wondering what the future lies for this airport, which has remained a key element in the Delta Air Lines network since the DL/NW merger. Believe MSP is Delta's third largest hub with around 420-440 daily departures (with A...

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by Cointrin330
Sat May 13, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts SIN-BCN nonstop flights 2x weekly from July 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

Re: SQ restarts SIN-BCN nonstop flights 2x weekly from July 2

I was in Barcelona last month and the resumption of the nonstop BCN-SIN route was being heavily promoted on billboards and in the metro, with the A350 featuring prominently.

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by Cointrin330
Fri May 12, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD-BCN: Any future?
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: ORD-BCN: Any future?

I'd say it has a good chance of coming back, as BCN is a popular destination, particularly for cruise traffic. The issue here will be whether DY and Level perform well in their long haul markets. If they do, watch for yields to erode and for the legacy airlines to shed some (but not all) of their BC...

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by Cointrin330
Fri May 12, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15601

Re: United's future International Expansion

martin757 wrote:
Maybe SFO-MNL or LAX-MNL. That route is long overdue.


Will never happen. Manila is low yield, VFR and long stage length and probably not economical even with a 787.

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by Cointrin330
Sun May 07, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?
Replies: 35
Views: 5947

Re: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?

Unlikely that AA would start LAX-FCO, even seasonally. If AZ goes under, DL would potentially reinstate JFK-FCO from seasonal to year round, minus a few days in the slowest of months (Jan or Feb), and possibly make BOS-FCO year round, with a reduced frequency in the Winter. AA has plenty of FCO cove...

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by Cointrin330
Sat May 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13681

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

American Airlines has done a nice job of refurbishing the 772 fleet (I think they still have a few left to do). I flew JFK-LHR and BCN-JFK in October and April respectively in one and they were surprisingly fine, in Economy. The seats had decent padding and the entertainment system is considerably g...

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by Cointrin330
Thu May 04, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long-haul flights out of LIN: possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Long-haul flights out of LIN: possible?

I don't think LIN has a runway long enough to accommodate long haul flights. If it were possible, then that would be a solution to AZ's problems.

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by Cointrin330
Thu May 04, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 7979

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

United has operated NYC-EZE for a long time. It originally flew JFK-EZE from 1992 to around 1999 I think and then moved the route to IAD when it wound down a significant portion of its JFK focus operation which included JFK-GRU. UA moved the EZE route to EWR from IAD in 2012 and axed the route a yea...

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by Cointrin330
Tue May 02, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 4761

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

On my first trip to Hawaii in 2009, I flew JFK-LAX-LIH (and LIH-SFO-JFK) on the return, all on 757-200s. All but one segment (SFO-JFK, which was delayed 4.5 hours and not acceptable for what was still then a premium transcontinental service), each flight was great. I deliberately selected UA because...

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by Cointrin330
Mon May 01, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia dropping AUH flights
Replies: 15
Views: 4550

Re: Air Serbia dropping AUH flights

Anyone want to guess when Etihad be too expensive for the government to fund and a merger will occur with Qatar or Emirates?

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by Cointrin330
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY set for Asian expansion: SIN-CDG/FCO/Scandinavia in 2 years
Replies: 27
Views: 3482

Re: DY set for Asian expansion: SIN-CDG/FCO/Scandinavia in 2 years

DY stimulates demand and that is the business model it operates on. With that said, it is launching an absurd roster of long haul flights that will in my opinion not succeed long term. SIN-FCO? Really? One quarter does not necessarily pre-sage the future, but I would expect Norwegian to cut back sub...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A340-600
Replies: 10
Views: 3507

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: 16
Views: 3689

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: 44
Views: 5221

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: 152
Views: 26509

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: 3375

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: 19071

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: 3375

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: 16495

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: 5108

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: 5108

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: 49
Views: 7671

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: 2050

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: 3329

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: 9328

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: 2780

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: 9243

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: 10847

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: 2919

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: 4220

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: 72
Views: 18036

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: 2869

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: 1640

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: 327

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: 6082

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: 6128

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: 9257

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: 14716

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: 13303

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: 6277

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: 3906

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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