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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 270
Views: 30092

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I averaged mainline monthly departures for the year and subtracted, that was all I did. I didn't factor in Express which is where I think much of the recent growth has come from. But either way flying has increased in the last few years.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 270
Views: 30092

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

727LOVER wrote:
How has CLT done since the merger? Grown or shrunk?


Up about 200 flights a month from 2015. It will grow much more once additional gates become available.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4266

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Not workable in the least, but gates themselves and the aircraft loading and unloading are one of the most inefficient parts of air travel. Some outside the box thinking in that regard is welcomed.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 148
Views: 8804

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

:wink2: Just wait until LUV starts charging bag fees if you want to see people go crazy.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11364

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

I always thought a "First Class" airline was a great idea and a niche that could work. I was always wrong! Here is why. Lets say your configuration is half the seats of a normal config and your operating cost the same. You have to charge double the coach fare and not enough people will pay...

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: 25 Years from Today: What will Airlines Look Like?

A lot more automation on the ground. Virtually nothing we now do with manpower is necessary with automation. Injuries and aircraft damage will be greatly reduced.

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 120
Views: 12309

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

The only real danger in an evacuation is peoples own stupidity not seat pitch.

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5283

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

There is a reason most startups started as interstate airlines in the 60s and 70s because the CAB almost never approved new routes and certainly not any that would result in competition. They also didn't regulate international flying as that was a one on one negotiations between the parties and coun...

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something is happening at the site of DFW Terminal F
Replies: 51
Views: 7341

Re: Something is happening at the site of DFW Terminal F

A liner terminal right down the middle of international parkway is a most interesting idea.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 64
Views: 8318

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

An interesting comparison to FAs might be one to Hospital Nurses. Another factor has to be just the longevity. These studied had 31 on years in the exact same job doing the exact same thing. The general public has no such work and resulting lifestyle consistency.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 205
Views: 21968

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

P2P Makes no sense. It is not cheaper to operate it is more expensive. There is no great shortage of undeserved P2P markets in the US especially in large urban catchments. Now a hub and spoke at little underused airports makes sense.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11597

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

Again I will ask what shrinking? This summer AA will have more departures at ORD than in the last 10 years. Your feelings do not match the facts! On a relative level. You keep focusing on an absolute level. Even if the trend is up, AA's most direct competitor is growing faster. Giving guidance and ...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 9967

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

The letter states this is about Directors, and Sr Directors. There is still a lot of duplication and overlaps from the merger. This is much a needed thinning.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11597

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

A quick look at FSDans hub departure list just shows this is completely false. AA at ORD 2014 519 flights 35% mainline 2018 513 flights 41% mainline What shrinking are you speaking of? The shrinking of today, not the past. AA has been hinting that due to increasing fuel costs, capacity cuts are in ...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11597

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

UA has to be liking what AA is doing. The post-AA Kirby will learn the hard way that shrinking to profitability at a highly competitive hub such as ORD is a flawed concept. A quick look at FSDans hub departure list just shows this is completely false. AA at ORD 2014 519 flights 35% mainline 2018 51...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 205
Views: 21968

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Southwest started as that alternative airports airline, and Neeleman likely thinks the time is ripe for another to try it. Fort Worth, Concord Regional, Gary, or a dozen others have potential in growing urban areas. And someone needs to take on the political monopoly Delta has bought in Atlanta. At...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 62
Views: 9414

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Does this put to rest the AA draw down of JFK narrative that is recurring monthly here?

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Re: MCI thread - 2018

In MCI for my first time this weekend. Why the strange split the terminals in half. Why not just a blocked of area for security and than have the rest of the terminal be past security? Seems like a ridiculously waste of space?

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta cuts profit forecast citing rising fuel cost. Who is next on line?
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Delta cuts profit forecast citing rising fuel cost. Who is next on line?

Tickets are still historically cheap and the business is ruthlessly competitive. Prices are always changing to meet supply & demand. And even with record profits the airline industry rate of return is pathetic by most any other industry comparison. The idea that airlines are greedy money makers ...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9403

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Those are some good points. In fact many of those removed from the list of qualified and aviation educated applicants where themselves minorities. This is more about corruption than race, but it is only tolerated because of the race angle.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9403

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Jessie Jackson was involved too. This was a shake down, a complete disregard for standards and competence and now no one will talk about it. I am also guessing illegal bribes and kickbacks are involved. Corruption and an unthinkable disregard for public safety.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4890

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

Kashmon wrote:
considering AA is looking at abandoning international flying from any real MAJOR city in USA ( NYC/LAX/SFO) they desperately need partners...

DL on the other hand goes straight for the challenge and announces BOM...

Ridiculously false statement even by annonymos internet standards.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri May 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 55343

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

And all of the A320 Family too (Oasis that is). All the NB in a few years will have identical interiors.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed May 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 55343

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I'd rather have the leg room under the seats than the PTV,s. all day long.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed May 23, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 55343

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Swadian, I believe 20 of the 45 have just been extended. So only 25 being returned for now.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7666

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

I am paying way more for a average TV today than a state of the art Sony twenty or thirty years ago. But airlines have improved luxury comfort too. A first or business class seat today is light years ahead of even a decade ago. Airline clubs and restaurants are way nicer, and most importantly the ch...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7666

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

It's extremely competitive, its one reason for most of its history it never made money. It's also a reason you can fly now for historically cheap prices. Compare buying a Car every decade over the last 50 years or groceries to say and airline ticket. And the innovation has been remarkable too, Props...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon May 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12379

Re: AA's position in NYC

Okay lets get to the nuts and bolts of this, if you where in charge of AA what would you do differently in NYC?

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by UpNAWAy
Sat May 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: how far in advance will boarding passes work
Replies: 14
Views: 2057

Re: how far in advance will boarding passes work

I have wondered the same thing for a different reason. Since security in the US scans your boarding pass, I have wondered exactly what is that hooked up to? For example if my flight canceled but I have boarding pass in hand and want to go through security and deal with a new boarding pass at a gate ...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19115

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Ultimately rail is 200+ year old technology it is absolutely not the future, especially in the spread out US. Those billions that will never see a return would be much better spent on the transportation of the future whatever that might be. The single biggest drawback to air travel is the infrastruc...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue May 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19115

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

The Dallas Houston HS Rail will never, ever be built. It is a land speculation play only...

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by UpNAWAy
Wed May 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30155

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

8 years the route never made money... Those days are over. Market share is a meaningless stat in the airline business. Prestige flying is also a thing of the past. As Vasu pointed out you degrade the entire network by flying to unprofitable places.

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by UpNAWAy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?
Replies: 29
Views: 3031

Re: Does Short-Haul Business/First Class have a Future?

Not as long as American Companies are willing to pay for business fares. In the US something like 15% of passengers account for 50%+ of revenue.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9159

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

The blanket is tied under her arms yet her bruises are on her arms from the blanket being tied to tight??

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by UpNAWAy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8444

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

AA has plenty of room to grow at PHL. They are flying about a 1000 flights less a month from its US heydays. And there is planned expansion coming too.

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8444

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

Those routes (Caribbean) lost money, I guarantee the routes you don't seem to care for make money. Its not an emotional choice it is a financial one. Why is that so hard to understand?

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by UpNAWAy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8444

Re: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?

It is all about asset allocation. Lets say you have an asset you can make $100 with option A or $75 with option B, which are you going to choose? Not until they run out of places that make more money (and HUBS always make more) would they add more P2P flights into BOS. As others have said JFK is abo...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118057

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Engines are not overhauled on wing at a heavy check. And if this was internal metal fatigue like the AA B767 at ORD its undetectable.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118057

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Holy cow, that is serious. Hoping the critical person can make a full recovery. On another note, people think i'm a bit silly because i don't pick seats parallel to the engine. I'm either in the front or in the back, for this rare reason. I have never thought about that on a jet aircraft. But I was...

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5372

Re: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?

PHX gets the AA B737 now but as others have said its about FA crews. Once they are integrated the FA's can fly from anywhere and be based anywhere (Their bid can hold). This was all a technology issue.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30677

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Their own website says the story is based on 2015 data. So three years old breaking news.....

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analysis Concludes Airlines Use Earnings Calls to Collude on Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Analysis Concludes Airlines Use Earnings Calls to Collude on Supply

Why do they even need to "Signal" anything? Everyone sees everything when schedules are released.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2591

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

It wouldn't be that impossible to add a small Kennel in the back one that even the pax might have access to check on fido. But economically I can't see it being profitable.

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by UpNAWAy
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analysis Concludes Airlines Use Earnings Calls to Collude on Supply
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Analysis Concludes Airlines Use Earnings Calls to Collude on Supply

1.4% is meaningless (and impossible to plan for) and I bet his methods do not take into account things like seasonal flying, scheduled MX and aircraft returns which are all schedule in advance normal things. He also uses data from 2002-2016 think of all the industry stuff going on and how that sprea...

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74560

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Anyone need any A350 Sim Time? I bet they can fit you in in Dallas.....

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by UpNAWAy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18776

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Good article. It does show how necessary and inevitable consolidation was and how ultimately it hasn't hurt the consumers. A stable profitable industry benefits everyone. https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/editorialfiles/charts/2018/04/1522954249_capacity_share.png I have to disagr...

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18776

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

AA has improved in most if not all measurable metrics since the merger. They are certianly not Delta yet but DL has 5+ years head start. Lets see where AA is in 2023.
UA is more a mixed bag all around so far.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18776

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Good article. It does show how necessary and inevitable consolidation was and how ultimately it hasn't hurt the consumers. A stable profitable industry benefits everyone.

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by UpNAWAy
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"
Replies: 11
Views: 2998

Re: AA reservations - A321 - "Sharklets"

The LUS seats are way more comfortable in Y. All will get the Oasis interior in the next few years.

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by UpNAWAy
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74560

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Well, this order still means no Africa flying for AA for the next decade. Why do you say that? The 787 can easily make West Africa from MIA, CLT, PHL and JFK. If AA wants to fly to Africa, the 787 can get them there. Remember, 787s are now flying PER-LHR. The 787 has legs. AA Executives have consis...

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