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by Swadian
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to look up PDEW?
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: How to look up PDEW?

Thanks for the help. I'll give it a shot!

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by Swadian
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 465
Views: 61347

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Considering how horrendously terrible these flights were doing financially for AA, I can't see them restarting in 2019. However, they will clearly tell the DOT any story they can to retain the slots. Hopefully the DOT does not fall for it, especially if other carriers step forward and area ready to...

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by Swadian
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

To simply add 737-700s and 737-900s, to replace the MD-80s and 757 would have created cost savings. If the merger with US had not occurred then yes, I would agree. Because the merger with US brought in a lot of A319/320/321 aircraft in the fleet, so it turned out that ordering initially the A319 an...

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by Swadian
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to look up PDEW?
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

How to look up PDEW?

For the life of me I can't seem to figure out how to find PDEW for RNO-PHX. Everything I keep finding on BTS Transtats seems to including connecting traffic with AA/WN out of PHX as well. How do I find PDEW excluding connecting passengers?

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by Swadian
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 61
Views: 6317

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

TK is not leaving IAH, this guy is nuts. I know several TK direct staff at IAH, and at other stations. TK hauls plenty cargo on there IAH flight, plus with energy business back up, they would be dumb to leave IAH. TK, pulls alot more ethnic VFR traffic which IAH, has more of then DFW Pakistani, Ind...

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by Swadian
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 61
Views: 6317

Re: China Southen announces dfw

China southern has utilized all the traffic right if it starts from its hubs Guangzhou or Beijing. If CZ starts the route of Guangzhou- Dallas, some of the current routes will need frequency reduction I think people are forgetting that CZ uses A380s on many flights to the US. A current A380 frequen...

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by Swadian
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Detroit313 wrote:
And DFW doesn't need to become the next ATL because AA already has a massive hub called CLT along with DFW. Something that DL doesn't have.


To be fair, CLT isn't really comparable to DFW or ATL in terms of international traffic; CLT is mostly domestic.

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by Swadian
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I am a Boeing fan but I think AA made a mistake taking delivery on the Max. A straight airbus NB fleet would offer far more synergies going forward. Especially with a network as complex as AA's. For a quick refresher, in 2011, AA ordered 460 narrow body (200 Boeing / 260 Airbus) with options and pu...

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by Swadian
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

DFW is getting huge. 900+ daily departures. I get the feeling that they're poised to become the next ATL. They will need to do a lot of upgauging before becoming the next ATL. Currently, AA is around 60% mainline at DFW, they'll need to push that closer to 70-75% if they want to become on par with ...

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by Swadian
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23501

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

SurlyBonds wrote:
Swadian wrote:
ACCS300 wrote:
ME3 quickly becoming ME2


What about TK? I guess they're not really in the ME?.


Turkey is not the Middle East!


That's exactly what I said!

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by Swadian
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 8753

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Too far west to be east-west hub, too far south to be western north-south hub and disconnected from the eastern half of the country. Simple look at a map tells. AW built PHX because it was based there. GF SEA-SFO-NYC 3250 miles SEA-LAS-NYC 3100 miles SEA-PHX-NYC 3260 miles SEA-SLC-NYC 2691 miles LA...

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by Swadian
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 23501

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

ACCS300 wrote:
ME3 quickly becoming ME2


What about TK? I guess they're not really in the ME?

EY set to become the next Gulf Air.

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by Swadian
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 6876

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

There won't be any US based on airlines flying NA to ASEAN countries. So no, DTW-MNL doesn't work. It's terrible idea. Here is why JFK/LAX/SFO to BKK don't have direct flights. The Chinese airlines are pricing JFK to BKK R/T j at $2500 on most days. And it only adds a few more hours to the trip. In...

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by Swadian
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 6876

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

Why would any airline want to have a nonstop to Southeast Asia from the US when there is a bloodbath on fares between the US and airports in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with connections to Southeast Asia? Finally an intelligent post. Only the Japanese and Korean carriers can compete because going ...

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by Swadian
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I’ll take a MAX over an unrenovated LUS A321. I hate arriving with my phone low on battery, and the fast WiFi rocks. Could be that I’m under 30 though. I too am under 30 and I would much rather ride on the LUS A321s than the MAX. By far the most generous MC out there among the US3. Could be that I ...

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by Swadian
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Now that flight attendant integration has taken place they need to use the not as nice 321 planes for short routes. No more transcons on those please. Move planes around! No excuse to see brand new ones doing 45 minute flights from DFW to Austin 6 times a day and not PHL to SFO for example. I know ...

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by Swadian
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1045019844213649409?s=20 JonNYC seems to be a reliable AA insider but the A321neo is rumored to have 196 seats. (20 F and 176 Y) As of now the A321ceo is scheduled to have 190 seats . Although I have no idea if they are going to 196 seats for the ceo. Yeah, I can ...

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by Swadian
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16358

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

Numbers from New York Port Authority here: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/pdf-traffic/REG_JULY_2018.pdf Norwegian: https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressreleases/norwegian-now-largest-non-us-airline-serving-new-york-2750705 That’s a lot of bollocked data you are using. To lump all of the various Norw...

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by Swadian
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Heard rumors that AA is putting the A321 into a 196-seat configuration? I thought it was supposed to be a 190-seat configuration? Isn't it just the A321neo getting 196 seats because they have the new ACF cabin?

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by Swadian
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?
Replies: 18
Views: 2554

Re: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?

georgiabill wrote:
Why would EA be a loyal airbus customer?


Because this is A.net, where the hopeless fantasy of EA flying A346 to Asia glows in the minds of fanboys.

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by Swadian
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching PHL/ORD-EYW
Replies: 61
Views: 5434

Re: AA Launching PHL/ORD-EYW

Could a 737 from ORD land at EYW? What happened to AAs E190s?? AA is retiring the E190s and their performance on short runways isn't as good as the E170. A 737 from LGA could land at EYW, and ORD-EYW is only 44 miles longer so I don't see why not. It would be the 73G though, nothing bigger. Why do ...

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by Swadian
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21721

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

trijetsonly wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
I'm guessing it will be 3-4-3 seating at 18" seat width due to the wider cabin?


It is presented as 19,7" with armrests, 17,2" between armrests.


The 779 has a slightly narrower cabin than the 744.

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by Swadian
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 80
Views: 10682

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Interesting, this puts it on par with the ME3 on the one-stop-close-to-Europe route.. With the new airport coming online basically now, they can maybe attract a fair share of the premium market on the Kangaroo.. Would the TK product be attractive to this public who would want to avoid DXB or fly so...

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by Swadian
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16441

Re: American A333s

Or they become a candidate for the MOM or the 787-10???? I assume they can switch models without much penalty if any... I was thinking this too. The 787-10 would be great for high capacity hops across the pond or down to South America. Even if they didn't order that, it's safe to assume AA will ord...

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by Swadian
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

MO11 wrote:
deltaffindfw wrote:
501 is done. It will be used for de-icing training and then sent to ROW.


By my count, there is only one original AA MD-80 left flying, N541. All others are TWA.


You mean N7541A?

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by Swadian
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 434
Views: 53645

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

If that 787 is true could we see something like ORD-PHX-HNL-ORD-HNL-PHX-ORD ? Very doubtful. AA have already put a 333 on again starting 12/19 between PHX/HNL and reportedly the a/c will come in from/go back to CLT...so CLT/PHX/HNL/PHX/CLT. Interesting thought though! In the Phoenix Aviation thread...

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by Swadian
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 465
Views: 61347

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

$30M a year lost? That means they averaged over $85,000 a day in losses. No wonder they decided to bail. At least that's less than the Sunset Limited . Elaborate on that. I don't disagree but how can AA and JL become more tightly linked? What is it that UA and NH are doing better on the joint ventu...

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by Swadian
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 37467

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

Back on topic: I think both OEM will show Qantas a very capable airplane. I don’t think it’s just B778 versus A35K-ULR, but also what the possibilities are of the B779 or A359/A35K in the future Qantas fleet. So more a “package deal” instead of B778 versus A35K-ULR. You could right. It will be B777...

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by Swadian
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 304
Views: 31494

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

And what about trying PHL-SVO on the 767? Would that work? It doesn't look like they will launch any new international routes from JFK but they possibly could do so from their PHL main hub. And what about PHL-AGP on the 757, even if only seasonal? That would also be a good idea. That would be PHL-D...

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by Swadian
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29752

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

... Is it not AA that decided to serve short and medium haul high density routes with the 737 variant while long haul will be served with 787s? I believe to keep costs down in pilot training and staffing, maintenance, and overall operational costs this is the way to go if you are a global airway se...

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by Swadian
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Extended Holiday Weekend? Bunch of peeps gambling/drinking until the last minute before back to the grind? It wouldn't surprise me to see UA-ORD and IAH, DL-ATL maybe DTW doing the same thing. What piques my interest is where's the AA 788 coming from and when? They are operating a 788 up to twice d...

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by Swadian
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 11083

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

I wonder if Moscow or Cairo would be possible. Philly has a substantial Russian population, but Moscow isn't exactly a magnet for U.S. flights at the moment. I would consider Kiev more likely. Philadelphia does have the third largest Polish population in the U.S., so I think WAW seems possible. I d...

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by Swadian
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13197

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

They want more frequencies, not fewer. AA is operating 102-seat A321Ts 12x this coming Monday. Southwest has 20x DAL-HOU. Many passengers certainly appreciate more frequent flights but there must come a point where they are so frequent that nobody cares. I suspect that nobody would care if Southwes...

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by Swadian
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15918

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

DL's B757s (particularly the 75Ds and 75Hs) are better optimized for domestic flying rather than UA's or AA's. Just for comparison: DL 75D/75H: 20F 29C 150Y (199 total) AA 75L: 16J 52C 108Y (176 total) UA v1 (ex-CO): 16J 45Y+ 108Y (169 total) I'll also include the DL 75S config which is used on JFK...

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by Swadian
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Did you mean FO? Flight attendants are for the most part qualified on all Airbus narrowbodies and 737. Flight Attendants are still separated as LAA or LUS and only fly LAA or LUS equipment. They won't be flying as one group until Oct or Nov 2018. That shouldn't be an issue for long if it's happenin...

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by Swadian
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Any word on the configuration? Should be the 190 seats unless they install flat-bed J for transcons and Hawaii or use ACF. Remember they said they would put some 75L on transcons but now that the 763 fleet is getting gutted, they need 75L more than ever for long sectors so the A321neo could be doin...

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by Swadian
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

The fleet plan adjustments announced today seem to make pretty good sense. It appears as though the deferrals of 50 A321NEOS to 2024 and beyond may line up more effectively with the planned retirement of the International 757s. By 2024, Airbus may even have the XLR(?) version of the 321 ready for c...

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by Swadian
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Per company update on fleet plans ‍ ​‌‌​​​‌‌‌​​‌​​​​​‌​‌‍We announced some fleet news July 26, including spreading out deliveries of our Airbus A321neos and changing some aircraft retirement schedules. The biggest change is delaying 22 A321neo deliveries originally scheduled for ...

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by Swadian
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 9965

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

The balance sheet stuff is just dumb. They are buying all new aircraft. The should just consider it rent not debt. It is not a concern at all. I'm interested as to why you characterize this as dumb. It adds a massive amount of interest to their operating expenses, leaving them with less cash to inv...

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by Swadian
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

One has to understand that AA has 285 seats on the 789, which is more than any 77E, yet the 789 also has more range. For a fleet that for years depending on the 77E, it is unlikely AA needs anything bigger, despite A.net wisdom to the contrary. I disagree. I think AA will take some -10s later on in...

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by Swadian
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

One has to understand that AA has 285 seats on the 789, which is more than any 77E, yet the 789 also has more range. For a fleet that for years depending on the 77E, it is unlikely AA needs anything bigger, despite A.net wisdom to the contrary. I disagree. I think AA will take some -10s later on in...

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by Swadian
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

One has to understand that AA has 285 seats on the 789, which is more than any 77E, yet the 789 also has more range. For a fleet that for years depending on the 77E, it is unlikely AA needs anything bigger, despite A.net wisdom to the contrary.

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by Swadian
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9701

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

Quit the bickering over SQ. They deserve the Top 10 spot, but I'm not sure why JL is supposedly worse than NH or LH.

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by Swadian
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90768

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

another plus for streaming video to your own device... recent trip I flew on AA had me on planes that resulted in experiencing a mix of seatback screens and no seatback screens. Whenever there's an announcement, the seatback screens go into PAUSE mode, but the streaming videos keep right on streami...

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by Swadian
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 42134

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

Boeing hasn’t hit the nail on the head every time either. The 767-400 wasn’t competitive commercially from day 1. Required a new gear and received a new updated cockpit ... that brought little to no commercial value. While burn per pax was pretty good, it wasn’t materially better than A330 which al...

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by Swadian
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A month in, how are UA’s summer E-175 “ULR” routes doing?
Replies: 39
Views: 10736

Re: A month in, how are UA’s summer E-175 “ULR” routes doing?

jetskipper wrote:
Freshside3 wrote:
Is GEG-ORD back?


737-900 Red-Eye


739 to GEG?!

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by Swadian
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comparison of AA/DL/UA routes between the USA's Largest CSA markets
Replies: 31
Views: 4583

Re: Comparison of AA/DL/UA routes between the USA's Largest CSA markets

Someone made a mistake: AA does not fly DCA-SFO.

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by Swadian
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 145
Views: 29071

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

I’ve heard that many of the 330’s are heading to Eurowings Swiss and SN. Some of the the 777 may be heading to Swiss and Austrian. The 320, 787 and 350 will form the backbone of the new fleet. I’ve also heard that ADAC are in total panic mode over the midfield terminal. Their debt covenants are bas...

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by Swadian
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?
Replies: 291
Views: 42134

Re: Leeham: VLA era is over; are 779/A35K too large?

The 747 took several generations with seriously improved engines to become the 747-400 success we know today. It could compete with the 767 and 777 back then. The A380 will need the same improvements (and investments) while the market grows to need aircraft her size more than ever. We haven't seen ...

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by Swadian
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28813

Re: Will DL return to HKG?

Not anytime soon. Delta will likely shrink their own metal further in Asia as the JV with KE ramps up. It is a new day for Delta in Asia. pray tell, which routes will this happen on? They are already adding two international destinations on their own metal so if anything, they are doing the opposit...

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