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by wenders825
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19611

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

this thread is funny because it's as if you guys pretend AA doesn't exist.

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by wenders825
Sat May 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31177

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

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DexSwart wrote:
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I’d say maybe US.

would you now

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by wenders825
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United increases stake in Azul, buys part of Hainan shares
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Re: United increases stake in Azul, buys part of Hainan shares

incitatus wrote:
How can the stake in Azul have an influence in the Avianca - United relationship in the future?

this is what I'm curious of, especially as AV opens their Brazilian franchise further

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 9094

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

gsg013 wrote:
You really think AA will redesign their product which has the nice AA first class and lie flat business product on the A32T?

no, but supposedly 757 service (with lie flat J) will come to SEA, DEN, SAN, and PHX

this has been hinted at for ages and still hasn't arrived, though...

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74351

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

Deferring the MAXs. This tells me that AA is getting nervous about the economy and may be scaling back new narrowbody fleet acquisitions in favor of holding onto what's owned a bit longer. they would be taking 100 MAX and 100 NEO in a span of two years. deferring 40 of the MAX by a few years isn't ...

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74351

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

if AA will be putting 788s on old 767 routes, that would be a *massive* product improvement on PHL-AMS/BUD/LIS/PRG/ZRH, MIA-LIM/MVD/COR and routes like that. and maybe even JFK-CDG/MAD can finally get something decent!

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2401

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

You’re probably right, but when the JV is finalised and codesharing is in place, CLT might be a runner. EI are definitely keeping their codeshare with B6, their CEO has said as much. No mention of continuing the UA codeshare, which would seem unlikely. I’d be shocked if EI didn’t tap into AA’s seco...

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74351

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

While that would be great to see, AA has already said their strategy does not include flights that do not touch a hub. As of "today" LHR is not considered a hub. But as we all have learned in this business, "never" doesn't exist. The last time I checked, RDU isn't an AA hub, eit...

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by wenders825
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines flying to CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 2401

Re: New airlines flying to CLT

I think EI on a 321LR is very likely since they’ve launched PHL and MIA within the last 6 months as they prepare to enter the JV with AA, BA etc. They’ve 12 321LR on order, the last 4 of which are 757 replacements. There’s only so many airports within the range of those 8 extra airframes. There mus...

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by wenders825
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21205

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

two things: 1. i see little reason for AA to drop PIT. it does pretty well and generally goes out full 2. india indeed dominates china. AA and DL send tons of people on their TATL flights, and UA/B6 send a lot of connects through their partners too. at least on AA, china traffic isn’t overwhelmingly...

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by wenders825
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18054

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

For such ULR routes like this I don't think you can count a lot on connections as passengers can almost always connect via other hubs on flights that does not need so much fuel to lift those fuel during early stage of one of those flights, thus ULR connections will cost airlines more over regular c...

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by wenders825
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 55
Views: 9571

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

prchan wrote:
And this comes with the reduction of frequencies on the LAX-GRU route (from daily to 4x weekly)

LAX-GRU was only 5x weekly. this shortens that by one day. not a huge loss.

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by wenders825
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24678

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

why do people think AA will be unsuccessful on LAX-EZE, a route with a strong market and where AA is really strong on both ends. they're very successful on EZE, why would an LAX route (that's only 3x weekly!) not be the same?

oh wait, you guys just like to be negative about everything

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24678

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

If American retreats at CNF, LATAM will have difficulty making the market work. Azul will just crush them if they try. Let‘s see how Delta reacts at GIG. At this point, DL could go year-round to JFK and launch MCO, driving LATAM away from the Rio-US market entirely. highly doubt DL will go year rou...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18054

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

Overall yes, SIN is a better connecting point for S. America than it is for many other places, but even then it is longer than stopping through LAX or LHR. Transiting in the US is a nightmare, no airside transfer and customs queues. And visa required for most South Americans... and many south ameri...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24678

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I think its a good way to make DFW-EZE unprofitable. I honestly think youll take one profitable flight and make two unprofitable flights with this move, but time will tell and Im happy to be proven wrong. they did this with GRU, everyone thought the same thing, and the two flights have coexisted ju...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24678

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

MIA COR is way overdue, LAX EZE makes no sense to me. LAXEZE is a massive local market although yeah I think a surprising add. I think its a good way to make DFW-EZE unprofitable. I honestly think youll take one profitable flight and make two unprofitable flights with this move, but time will tell ...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24678

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

Y'all are thinking BIG. What if they're only planning to launch an RJ flight to Ensenada, MX or something of that sort? well, they announced LAX-EZE so yes, we were right in thinking big. they also did announce DFW-OAX and some other Mexico increases. http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press-release...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes
Replies: 68
Views: 13422

Re: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes

AA isn't starting BOS/DCA-SFO any time soon, especially not on the 757.

JFK-SEA/SAN/PHX will likely be the starters. can see BOS/MIA-LAX as said above as well. DCA-LAX would be a nice strike back at DL.

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24678

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

Everyone here is focusing on Asia and South America, but what about Europe? There must be plenty of European destinations that were never served by an American airline from Los Angeles. It could just be Berlin Tegel. So far there aren't any flights between Los Angeles and Berlin, so there's a hole ...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (back again) and Aer Lingus (coming soon) who is next at SEA
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: AF (back again) and Aer Lingus (coming soon) who is next at SEA

definitely CX, who I'm surprised you didn't mention. I'm kind of shocked they went for IAD before SEA

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24678

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

it's EZE. now when is this announcement???

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18054

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

I will go with GRU too. ORD, IAH, and YYZ all sound like good ideas, but I'm sticking with it!

honestly still a bit surprising there is no SQ presence in Canada. is this a bilateral thing? surely they could fly YVR with their current fleet?

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 9010

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

don't understand anet's obsession with AA having to throw all their eggs at ~100 departure JFK when they have a ~400 departure hub at PHL with a much wider range of connections. AA at JFK has the O&D routes that can be filled profitably without much feed. they're not going to cut EZE/GRU/GIG/LHR...

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by wenders825
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to start PTY in late 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3748

Re: EK to start PTY in late 2018

“but but, partnering with Copa will make this profitable guys!!! it worked three years ago!!”

as said above. i’m happily eat my words if a plane pulls up to the gate at PTY. until then...

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by wenders825
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17433

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

Does non-hub flying include scrapping LHR-RDU and letting someone else have the corporate contract? this will absolutely not happen. the route is doing very well on the 772, even during the slow months. summer should see it packed almost everyday. DL has been performing well on their RDU-CDG, so I ...

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by wenders825
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7873

American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

starts 05 July and will be in this week’s onsale

per internal memo. i’m sure an official press source will be out there shortly, and i can update the OP when that’s the case. once daily 319 service

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by wenders825
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 5965

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

UpNAWAy wrote:
Everyone has gotten this one pretty much. I would add that most of AA growth the next few years will likely be at DFW or PHL. AA;s biggest issue at DFW is terminal space and configuration.

CLT will be growing too. AA is getting new gates as the terminal is expanded

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by wenders825
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 9778

Re: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again

I'm sure DFW will come back. surprised EK hasn't tried to capitalize on EY's exit, and I think QR is going to stick it out at DFW. while they don't codeshare with AA anymore, I'm sure they'll continue interlining since they're both oneworld. but QR is evening and EK is morning, I see room for both

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by wenders825
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25796

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

consolidating at VVI is a fairly smart move. LPB is of course the main market, but it's impressive that AA has stayed in the market as long as they have, with the operational issues.

if AA is going 737MAX to LIM, UIO, etc I hope they add frequency, like they did with BOG.

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by wenders825
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and BA codeshare?
Replies: 42
Views: 4408

Re: WN and BA codeshare?

why is this a thread at all? BA are literally in a joint venture with AA and have a longstanding partnership with AS. WN would literally add nothing, and it’s not even possible in the first place.

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by wenders825
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25796

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Im not seeing the demand for Central America or Colombia but I fully expect AA to add PHL to MEX, PAP, KIN, POS as well as additional frequency to SDQ over the next few years. PHL has the demographics to make these flights work... I don't see any of those happening besides MEX. markets are tiny. PA...

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by wenders825
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots
Replies: 51
Views: 5870

Re: Hypothetical: DL and AA exchange JFK and LGA slots

what a ridiculous thread this is. AA has plenty of share at LGA and it will remain that way. their investments in the flagship lounges, transcon services, and improved LHR service from JFK balk at this insanity

AA/DL coexist fine at LGA. that's not going to change.

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by wenders825
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10141

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

I could see this once they receive their A321LR's, which will free up some A330s. this is likely. plus hopefully by then, they'll be partnered with AA Recent talk is that they’re sticking with the UA partnership and not joining the BA/AA joint venture. highly unlikely Willie Walsh will continue to ...

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by wenders825
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25796

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

What about DFW-TLV? That might work, because there is a large Jewish population in the Dallas area. And no one has ever flown DFW-TLV nonstop. But it won't be the first route to TLV American will launch. First would be PHL, as pointed above since no airline has yet ever flown PHL-TLV nonstop, or ma...

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by wenders825
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US
Replies: 100
Views: 10141

Re: Aer Lingus planning more International flights to US

DFWandOMA wrote:
737max8 wrote:
Really wish they would bring the A330s to DFW! There has to be some demand for DFW-DUB?


I could see this once they receive their A321LR's, which will free up some A330s.

this is likely. plus hopefully by then, they'll be partnered with AA

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by wenders825
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 8835

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

IB is making a tear lately

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by wenders825
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 5817

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

FRA>AMS>CDG>>>>>>>LHR

MAD deserves a mention in this thread as an “outside the big 4” mention. Terminal 4 is pretty incredible.

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by wenders825
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19964

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

if AA/AS can codeshare on that PHX route, that’s a brilliant strategy

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by wenders825
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Pulls out of BDL
Replies: 104
Views: 16303

Re: DI Pulls out of BDL

remember when people said this would be a huge success?

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by wenders825
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11390

Re: Emirates will start SCL

EK will give tough competition to european carriers like AF in the connection traffic to Asia from SCL, not to mention the US airlines and even QF. US airlines never stood a chance on Asia-South America to begin with because nobody has the patience to go through US customs just to connect back out ...

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by wenders825
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 266
Views: 21205

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

RDU-PHX for AA is a logical add. good frequency to SAN and SJC, two markets which no one seems daring enough to jump in nonstop for whatever reason. let alone the countless other smaller markets that would now have better frequency/positioning than DFW and CLT can provide. I could see frequencies/up...

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by wenders825
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 11767

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

why would they announce this so far in advance? this is like QR announcing LAS

what's the advantage going to be over UA? timing?

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by wenders825
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9133

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

who knows how legitimate this actually is but the vast majority of US-MXP demand is from JFK and MIA. how these money-is-not-an-obstacle airlines are starting all these routes is a bit mindboggling

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by wenders825
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?
Replies: 160
Views: 39597

Re: Is AA going to cancel their A350 order?

.Down scaling from 777-200ER to 787-9 is a good idea in a declining market. Asia is still booming and TATL also 4% / yr, additional frequencies aren't for free at all. I hate to burst your bubble, but the average capacity per flight on transpacific flights has been steadily decreasing over the past...

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by wenders825
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10781

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

Isnt AA down to LHR only from ORD?? They have some bigger problems than gate contracts CDG, FCO, BCN, VCE, DUB, MAN are seasonal europe routes. NRT, PEK, PVG are year round asia routes. i think their presence is just fine. IB serves MAD out of the AA terminal and AY does HEL as well. i’d say OW’s p...

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by wenders825
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 45105

Re: Power outage in ATL

The busiest airport in the world is without power, this is going to cause a massive disruption. Would be the same if this was UA/AA/BA/EK etc or IAH/EWR/DFW/DXB/LHR etc. Humorous to read some commentary. If you don't want to connect through Atlanta, you have plenty of other options. BA/LHR and EK/D...

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by wenders825
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes
Replies: 24
Views: 3523

Re: Qatar PHL-DOH time changes

It will cost them a lot more though between fare class remappings and a more expensive special prorate agreement. As others have stated, I doubt we see this route in 2019 The belly does well. Don't count the route out! People have been saying this route is going to end before it even started and it...

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by wenders825
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 12449

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

bet DL is wishing they didn't end their protect agreements with other airlines...

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by wenders825
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 22530

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

Does that mean AA is losing WestJet? What about WestJet's relationship to other OW's partners such as BA and QF? The AA-WS relationship was recently trimmed back, likely in anticipation of this DL deal. yikes. Wonder what AA will do (or more likely,won’t) do in Canada now. AA announced a lot of can...

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