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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Movement at MDW
Replies: 41
Views: 5290

Re: Largest Movement at MDW

I saw a DL 757-300 depart MDW en route to SEA. It looked like a deer jumping over a fence....

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is BA and VS doing on South African market?
Replies: 21
Views: 4544

Re: How is BA and VS doing on South African market?

OneWorld doesn't have a non-stop option to South Africa, so I would imagine a lot of Americans use BA to LHR and then down, it also allows Americans to go straight to CPT as there has been excessive fear communicated to them about JNB. I also think for many tourists the idea of breaking up the trip ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL return to Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 9374

Re: Will UAL return to Africa

Fares have been heavily depressed recently on USA-CPT. SAA has the market in the NYC and Dc Metro. ATL has a JNB nonstop. AA on a 789 MIA-CPT/JNB may (emphasis on May!) work. They'd rather send customers via BA/LHR. UA would rather send people via LIS/FRA. EWR could work to SA, but I just dont think...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 115
Views: 16455

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

The main reason for Hamburg having no New York connections, are JVs and alliances that stifle competition. Regarding population, City over 1,8 million and metro ca. 5.3 million (double of San Antonio to answer one poster here). The last few years the economy in Hamburg has been booming. Just for fu...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM widebody shortage
Replies: 50
Views: 16887

Re: KLM widebody shortage

A friend and I are on KLM611 next month AMS-ORD in the 747M. It was my understanding this route was too switch to the 789, but is staying 747 for the time being due to cargo volume. Perhaps this is actually related to the widebody shortage?

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

Hopefully they upgrade or retire these 767s soon! I go to MVD all the time and fly LAN now instead of nonstop from MIA from MVD. Those planes are outdated and uncomfortable for the fares charged. Also, the soft product is awful compared to LAN in both classes. American def. needs to improve its ser...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 14667

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Newark is such an odd special case. Its a gem of a hub, surrounded by a port, a garbage transfer station and misc industry, but beyond that are some of wealthiest suburbs in the United States and an easy transfer to NYC via Amtrak/NJT.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

I wouldn't be shocked to see the 332s eventually migrate to MIA, with PHL TATL becoming all 788 and 772. The relatively low J seat count and lower capital cost compared to a brand new 787 make them well suited to the LatAm market IMHO. Honestly, that isn't a bad idea. Its essentially what DL is doi...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

With the imminent retirement of the AA 763 fleet on the horizon, is there any risk of the destinations they serve being canceled once the 763 is retired? Are there routes that can be flown profitably on a paid off 763, that may not be able to support the costs of a 788? AA has had quite a retrenchme...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 7848

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

Though it is rail related, good job Norfolk, VA for landing a second daily Amtrak frequency to DC/NYC. https://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/VADRPT-228f13e RICHMOND – Hampton Roads citizens will soon have more options to avoid traffic and congestion in tunnels and on Interstates 64 and 95 wit...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15089

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

I am fairly certain (atleast based on the prior A340-500 flight) that EWR was chosen due to a combination of alliance connections, lower taxi/hold times and overall less taxiway congestion. A flight like EWR-SIN cant afford to taxi and sit for an hour...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 37714

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://imgur.com/a/n8Ccyri
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A friend of mine was on the responding fire crew today.

https://imgur.com/a/n8Ccyri

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 15862

Re: Major Emirates schedule reduction in South America

Brazil and Argentina's economies aren't doing so hot right now so that could be part of it. Since the SCL flight routes through Brazil, it would also be affected by any deterioration in that market. Certainly. Although loads to/from SCL have not been too hot either. Not at all. Tons of competition ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 10391

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I am a bit concerned that PVG-MSP is the carrot that DL will use to move HND to another airport. The route just isn't performing all that well and was handed to DL at MSP versus AA. I just dont see us maintaining three Asian destinations. Over the course of 2019/2020, it's going to be really interes...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 123
Views: 22537

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Does the A321LR have the same ETOPS rules/regulations as the A330-200? The reason I ask is that I did the EWR-OPO flight a few years ago on an A330, and instead of the usual TATL trip up over Labrador and Greenland, we went straight east into the Atlantic Ocean and were nowhere near land until we hi...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM downgauges daily AMS-EZE-SCL
Replies: 15
Views: 4876

Re: KLM downgauges daily AMS-EZE-SCL

The state of the Argentine economy doesn’t have any real effect on air demand to Europe, it just switches the location of the point-of-sale. If the Argentine economy slumps, European tourists fill the demand to go to Argentina when its cheap. If the Argentine economy is good, the flights are filled ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4197

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

I would argue SEA should be compared to BOS, not to MSP. MSP without DL hub would otherwise be similar to STL. It is probably most similar to CLT and DTW, with CLT a bigger hub and MSP a bigger town. But pretty similar. Once upon a time, SEA was in that class, but it has moved up. I am not talking ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4197

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

AF, DE, DL, EI, FI, KL that is a pretty impressive list of airlines offering international service out of an airport the size of MSP no other airport can match that amount of international diversity in the same size market. SEA kicks the behind of MSP even to Europe. It has no business being that m...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ
Replies: 67
Views: 10503

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ

GordonCC wrote:
Ridiculous that United cannot sustain a SFO-MIA flight.


They will continue to fly SFO-MIA, via IAH :)

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ
Replies: 67
Views: 10503

Re: OAG Changes 12/16/2018:AS Drops ATL-PDX;DL Drops ASE-LAX, Adds MEX-MSP;UA Dops SFO-MIA, Adds SFO-YYZ

MSP-MEX accomplishes a lot. Access to connections to smaller Mexican destinations as well as Central and South America. Not an insignificant number of corporate connections. Archeological tourism. Beach tourism. Mexico City is quite a destination in its own right with two of the top 15 restaurants i...

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8130

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

JBoy wrote:
Who is the artist singing! Beautiful!


Song is called: Alone by Extreme Music

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8
Replies: 58
Views: 9243

Re: AA213/214 MIA-BSB going from 752 to MAX8

An A321ULR would be a much better plane for this type of route. Perhaps laid out like the A321T's minus the First Class section. I accept the A321ULR as a potential intercontinental craft, but refuse to accept the 737MAX as one. Icelandair recently converted our MSP-KEF to a 737MAX. I'd rather just ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 16767

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

The AA 763's didn't have to be as rough as they are, they are just fairly early builds compared to other carriers and AA waited way to long to invest in them due to the bankruptcy. Austrian did a great job upgrading their equally old 763's, as did Delta. The AA 763's are fine in biz class (I've done...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 16767

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

I for one will be incredibly sad when they depart the AA Network having completed 50-75 segments aboard them. To be honest, its all I knew when I began flying often for work and living in DFW in the early 2000's. I was excited when the brand new 737-800's and E175's arrived, but I quickly realized t...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 12138

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

Please delete if this question was already asked (i didnt see that it was)..what aircraft is LH using on Austin-FRA?

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5992

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

UA suffered for a while on the ROA-ORD with weight restrictions. Every time I booked UA roundtrip ORD-ROA-ORD, I made it out on UA but got reaccumulated on DL due to aircraft restrictions. For a while, I was taking Amtrak from ROA to Alexandria and flying direct on AA to MSP. It took longer but allo...

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 15580

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I know this is all a pipe dream, but you could make a case for a 4-way combination of SY/B6/AS and HA. As one airline you would have widebodies for the Pacific and perhaps a few leftovers to begin Atlantic service. You would have strong hubs at SEA-PDX-JFK-BOS-MSP-HNL-FLL. All this combination lacks...

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 16333

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

AA is just in an odd position in Germany due to a few factors: POS is heavily German, with destinations geared business (BMW) which make CLT work, east coast connections (which sort of makes PHL work) as well as leisure which benefits Miami. AA also has its TATL split over essentially 4 gateways, CL...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6697

Re: DCA to the world

The thought came from BA's LCY-JFK service. I understand the advantage there is the location of LCY as well as the pre clearance arrival.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6697

Re: DCA to the world

AA builds 99% of its flights to touch a hub. They already sp what you say via flights to there international gateway hubs in PHL/MIA/DFW/LAX, with JFK/ORD/CLT as options as well. DCA can reach any city AA flies to in 1 connection I completely understand your argument. However DCA is essentially a h...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 6697

DCA to the world

I have a few questions regarding DCA and its status as an AA Hub DCA currently doesn't have CBP services and any intl carriers that serve it pre clear their customers. DCA also has well known range limits. Up until recently DL operated a 757 DCA-ATL-BSB(Brasilia) and return, offering a Capitol to Ca...

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 29159

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

I want to believe there is a case for Aer Lingus MSP-DUB, but we shall see. Icelander seems to do a good job of grabbing most of that market.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to South America
Replies: 32
Views: 3952

Re: Northwest to South America

I was on one of the first (if not the first) EZE-ATL flights on an ex NWA A330. The loaders in EZE hadn't been trained on the plane so they left behind a bunch of cargo and denied non-revs from being seated in Biz. I was conveniently located in the first row behind an empty biz cabin.... NWA needed ...

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by EarlyLateORD
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3683

Re: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?

It should be named MC Hammer-Oakland-Eastbay Aerodrome

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and Colombia
Replies: 60
Views: 6403

Re: DL and Colombia

I spent a lot of time in both BOG and MDE working for a University recruitment group. MDE is far and away my favorite. El Poblano is a great neighborhood with vibrant restaurants, shopping, etc. The Metro works very well. It has a variety wide of art and history. The botanical gardens and science mu...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx
Replies: 18
Views: 3081

Re: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx

Image

KLM655 had a great time of it today

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline announcement at STL 6/26
Replies: 48
Views: 4823

Re: New Airline announcement at STL 6/26

For a long time SY has ignored the obvious MSP-STL-CUN/MSP-IND-CUN markets. I too believe this is an SY announcement.

They could be taking over more Apple Vacations or FUNJET flying as well

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 7682

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

Speaking of quads, I understood both US Air and NW were considering (or had ordered) the A340 to replace quads at NW and to expand the network at US Air. Because the US3 have so many hubs, the A380 and 747-8i just don't work. The only markets were it might make sense are MIA-GRU, LAX-LHR and ORD/JFK...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 111
Views: 17309

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

I personally feel AA need to take another look at the CS100/300. These would be ideal planes for the near-in DFW/ORD markets. DL is right on the money for placing such a large order of them. AA needs an MD80 replacement, not every MD80 route can support a 737-800, or can be sufficiently re-guaged wi...

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue May 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?
Replies: 36
Views: 5307

Re: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?

With all due respect, Brazil is one of handful of countries that produces major aircraft (as well as France, Canada, US, Russia) and it also contains the busiest air travel route in the world. Rio-Sao Paulo. I could see an argument for including them in ICAO language. The differences between Spanish...

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat May 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 5992

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

Flew out of ROA today. No Dash-8's to be seen. Busy weekend with the VA Tech graduation.

Hope ROA lands DTW/DFW service

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu May 10, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4142

Re: WN finally lands at DFW

I thought WN served DFW briefly in the mid 2000's. AA got several gates at DAL during this period.

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed May 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6540

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

I don't think this list includes several airlines. I believe India and Brazil have higher rates than 1%

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed May 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 601
Views: 92874

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA has tried, and tried and tried to make money in Asia outside of Japan and the yields just aren't there. Meanwhile they are printing money on their flights to Argentina/Chile...

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777

American does still have a few with MCE as 3-3-3. I was on one monday MXP-JFk

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Those screaming infants and babies on planes
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Those screaming infants and babies on planes

My wife, son and I have flown overseas twice together as a family. He is under 2. We always buy him a seat, i think its a huge help. Personally, its an added cost, but greatly improves the child's comfort

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 106
Views: 16177

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

Note: Guyana shares many of the same natural resources that Venezuela has...with Venezuela's issues...Guyana is an attractive investment

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 25193

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I could see SCL as well

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 9572

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

The main issue at JFK is a lack of feed. PHL solves that. I am on MXP-JFK next month, curious what the load factor will be.

The AA terminal at JFK feels like a ghost town

Adam

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by EarlyLateORD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article with Robert Isom, AA President (good info)
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Article with Robert Isom, AA President (good info)

Everyone complains about the current 767 modifications in biz class, but they are really quite alright to fly in. They are generally used for second tier routes like MIA-MVD, and the attendants pass out portable media players. However in Economy, they need a pile of love! The experience flying econo...

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