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by TWFlyGuy
Fri May 18, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 82
Views: 9693

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA's hub will be even more impressive once the takeover of B6 is complete. Exactly. B6 isn't big enough to survive alone. The only other dance partner left is AS. That gives them a route network like the combined HP/US. Eventually B6 will put themselves up for sale, just like VX did. Why do you nee...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 39
Views: 9280

UA CFO Resigns

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/17/united- ... ement.html

Gerry Ladderman to be interim CFO...again. Nothing said on why Levy is leaving.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/17/united- ... ement.html

Gerry Ladderman to be interim CFO...again. Nothing said on why Levy is leaving.

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by TWFlyGuy
Fri May 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21752

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

I wonder if there is a way for those component manufacturers to sell the rights to manufacture the parts needed or some other shell corporation set up that allows them to still make their money while complying. Or as another poster said, start running ads in areas where those parts are made covering...

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by TWFlyGuy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.
Replies: 61
Views: 13751

Re: Boeing weighs using Dreamlifters to increase 767 output.

If an order of that magnitude were to materialize, if there any thought that maybe there's an opportunity to modernize the 767...a NEO with other aerodynamic improvements? The 787 is a great aircraft of somewhat similar size but its ability to fly ultra-long haul makes it less enviable on shorter jo...

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by TWFlyGuy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12877

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Any thoughts on GUM tourism hurting due to situation in NK? Didn't they specifically say they would hit Guam at one point. Might have hurt tourism some. Granted, people in the region are used to NK being wacky but that was a bit more specific of a threat. I also wonder if GUM helps with gov't contra...

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by TWFlyGuy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1960

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

Anyone have any info on how AA's CLT-GRR service is doing? Would be nice to see CLT-FNT but I imagine that's a dream at best. The loads on GRR-CLT averaged 82.5% from Feb 2017 to Jan 2018. Loads aren't a surefire way if knowing how a flight is doing, but 82.5% is a pretty average load, so I'd assum...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8309

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

How much of the "issue" is fleet related? Aren't a lot of today's deliveries taking over for M80 & 767 retirements? If they had excess or growth fleet entering, then they could pursue opportunities in BOS/JFK if those were the next best options.

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1960

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

Anyone have any info on how AA's CLT-GRR service is doing? Would be nice to see CLT-FNT but I imagine that's a dream at best.

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8309

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

- PHL is pretty land locked so growth will get limited at some point making using BOS & JFK more of an option potentially. With the recent land purchases PHL made recently, they have plenty of room for expansion, including moving UPS to the West of Cargo City for a 3rd 9/27 runway, demoing Intl...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can AA Make a Comeback at BOS/JFK?
Replies: 100
Views: 8309

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

A couple thoughts on AA in BOS & NYC... - I think aircraft have a role in this in that the 767 is the right plane but is now old and expensive on maintenance. They need the right aircraft to add more in both markets from a TATL perspective. The 787 is the right size but not optimized for the sho...

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by TWFlyGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA operate Ex-US Airways Aircraft strictly at former US-Airways hubs?
Replies: 36
Views: 5310

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

Will there be some delay of LUS FA's on LAA aircraft, especially 737, 767 & 777 variants because they have to get certified. Also will be interested to see if AA swaps the 330's to LHR out for 777's to have a single fleet in LHR. There might be some ground / maintenance benefits to that kind of ...

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by TWFlyGuy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4025

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

One other piece that probably helps ATL-STR is that the acquisition of PanAm's TATL gave DL a large FF base, especially in Germany. So, they had an instant audience. It's not the biggest or most important factor but definitely helps.

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by TWFlyGuy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?
Replies: 51
Views: 6287

Re: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?

I have O'Hare on the list. :spin: Charlotte-Douglas is only at the planning stage. If you have a link showing the go ahead, please post it. What do you classify as "planning stage"? They are in EIS now for it so it's more than just a paper idea. They have the layout of where it will be. T...

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by TWFlyGuy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?
Replies: 51
Views: 6287

Re: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?

I only know that Chicago O'Hare are building new and extending runway. Charlotte-Douglas will be building another parallel runway I have O'Hare on the list. :spin: Charlotte-Douglas is only at the planning stage. If you have a link showing the go ahead, please post it. What do you classify as "...

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by TWFlyGuy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8295

Re: American A320 Retirement

There could be an ownership cost issue as well. Not sure but just another piece of the economic justification. That could include if 320's are owned but encumbered in any way for financing whereas the 738's are not.

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by TWFlyGuy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5140

Re: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft

This really only works when oil is super cheap. That's mainly what killed Midwest Express, later known as Midwest Airlines. Competition from AirTran and Southwest coming into MKE also hurt. Once they had to add true coach they became every other airline and thus not viable. Today, the lack of fragme...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 8915

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

I'm fairly certain AA also served JFK-DUS in the 80's.

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by TWFlyGuy
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie moving from CDG to ORY
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

Re: La Compagnie moving from CDG to ORY

There was an interesting interview of Bob Crandall (fmr. AA CEO) at Northwestern University where he recounted how AA was the leading airline to Paris for some time so Air France lobbied the gov't to close ORY to int'l traffic to some degree...enough to force AA to move to CDG. Their share quickly f...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2112

Re: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018

Without some major subsidies I can't see anyone serving HHH after the Dash 8s are gone. No sympathy though, they have SAV just down the road. Not exactly down the road, HHH has been hampered for years by the short runway and yearly totals for some years were very good. I could see DL returning with...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2112

Re: Hilton Head/Savannah Airports Thread - 2018

This was discussed quite a bit recently and I thought everyone agreed that the 170/175 could do the job given the runway extension. As could the CRJ700.

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by TWFlyGuy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11322

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Flying 757 to Heathrow is such a US airline mentality way of doing things, though BA has flown 757 from Regional UK airports it would never from LHR. A 757 is great for Iceland or Belfast. BA some how manages to fly 787 to New York when they need a small 200 passenger airline. United has 787-8 too ...

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by TWFlyGuy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 5951

Re: BA to CLT?

1) BA’s presence is not needed to due to AA and their JV. 2) Most of BA’s aircraft are too premium heavy for CLT, AA’s exUS A330s are better suited for the market. Darn I was hoping to see a 777 or 747 coming to CLT. Oh well... I'll continue to dream.. I wouldn't be surprised to see AA switch to 77...

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by TWFlyGuy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly MTJ-LGA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: Why does UA fly MTJ-LGA?

Any politicians have a vacation home there? ;)

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by TWFlyGuy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10283

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

It's interesting that DL has a shuttle operation between LGA and ORD with 14 departures. LGA departures leaving 15 minutes after the hour. But, ATL-ORD only has 11 departures. Before 9/11, DL had a true shuttle operation on ATL-ORD, with hourly departures from 6am to 8pm. For flights out of ATL, al...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10283

Re: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle

PHL-PNS is a bit surprising as it overflies CLT and DCA. DCA-PNS was only added back last year and is supposed to go 2x daily in April. AA's strategy in regard to PNS is quite different from DL. DL seems to prefer just to use a lot of mainline metal and send everyone to ATL. AA seems to want to spl...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9060

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

Just announced: Panama City, Florida (ECP), and South Bend, Indiana (SBN), both of which will be served from our CLT and DFW hubs. What a timely manner to announce both routes. The fact that both routes were mentioned on this thread proves the credibility of the contributors Even a broken clock is ...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9060

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

"SESGDL wrote: ADrum23 wrote: Fine, but if things ever go south at AA (or in the industry in general), you'll run the risk of ending up like CVG. I know Charlotte is much different than Cincinnati, but it nonetheless is extremely dangerous for an airport to have one airline controlling over 90...

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by TWFlyGuy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 104
Views: 9060

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

I'm assuming it's because of cheap landing fees but I'm curious why AA tries to dump everyone in CLT instead of MIA, DFW, ORD, PHL, NYC etc. There was a thread about this recently. CLT does indeed have very low operating costs. The cost per enplanement was, if I remember correctly, the lowest of al...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 15107

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

One favorite I remember was AA's LGA-RDU-MCO flights on a D10. Was always a great ride. DL in the early 2000's had ~14-16 flights a day ATL-FLL with all but 2 on 763/764. Those 2 were 757. DL also had the ATL-MCO 777 which was pure utilization flying. From an accounting/flight profitability perspect...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 15107

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

Look through the posts, may cities had non stop widebody service to hubs, and the flights were full. Bad wording on my part..I was wondering if hub to hub traffic has declined after all the mergers. More capacity control management, A321s that can carry 2/3s the pax of a DC-10 more efficiently and ...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17443

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

It really is sad to see AA give up on P2P/Focus cities. I guess it could be mostly a fleet issue in that possibly all deliveries are covering aircraft retirements but you'd think there's some opportunity to drive incremental growth outside of the hubs. It would be nice, but where would they add foc...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 17443

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

It really is sad to see AA give up on P2P/Focus cities. I guess it could be mostly a fleet issue in that possibly all deliveries are covering aircraft retirements but you'd think there's some opportunity to drive incremental growth outside of the hubs.

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by TWFlyGuy
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 10753

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

People, AA is “doing what they need to do at ORD”......they are making money. Decisions will be made based off of what the market can support and support profitably. With 10 hubs and gateways you don’t have to and nor should you serve everything from everywhere. Some people are obsessed with pretty...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21927

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

I'm guessing you haven't looked at how much a vacation to Bora Bora actually costs? Definitely not what I would call "low" by any stretch. You would be correct and having now done so, I stand corrected. I will say that having honeymooned there myself about 5 years ago, the TN flight was n...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21927

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

The TN flight is timed to force you to stay on the big island and spend extra money there. TN has multiple PPT-LAX-PPT flights, and there is zero need to spend the night in Papeete unless you desire. You can make direct connections from islands if you desire. For example, TN101/111 arrives from LAX...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21927

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Congratulations to United, but I see one huge problem with the proposed schedule. The arrival timings into PPT that United chose do not allow connections to other islands, but force an overnight in Papeete. UA flight arrives way after last bank of outer island flights depart. Huge marketing oversig...

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by TWFlyGuy
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 9568

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

If you're looking for airports that were a waste of money I'd like to add Mid-America in Belleville, IL to that list please.

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by TWFlyGuy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Starting A New U.S. Carrier: Where Would You Locate / Fleet Dynamics
Replies: 26
Views: 1973

Re: Starting A New U.S. Carrier: Where Would You Locate / Fleet Dynamics

The first question really is, what markets are underserved? Then as you narrow down that opportunity, you have to figure out which of those remaining markets could sustain a shock like a rise in oil prices and still have enough demand to sustain the service. In the age of cheap oil the US had hubs i...

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by TWFlyGuy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel
Replies: 41
Views: 10456

Re: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel

I guess the key is if they are able to bring the costs down as much or more than the seat count of the concorde. The concorde had up to 128 seats but I believe the JFK-LHR/CDG routes generally had ~100. With only 50 seats, will it have 1/2 the costs as well? The other benefit this may have is the nu...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 9112

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

20 years ago there was not really such a thing as a narrowbody transcon except a couple from ATL I believe on DL & EA and maybe a couple others. Today, is anyone flying a widebody transcon? The point is, airlines prefer to use the least amount of seats that will capture the most premium traffic...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 9112

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

20 years ago there was not really such a thing as a narrowbody transcon except a couple from ATL I believe on DL & EA and maybe a couple others. Today, is anyone flying a widebody transcon? The point is, airlines prefer to use the least amount of seats that will capture the most premium traffic....

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by TWFlyGuy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 71
Views: 16289

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

The other problem TWA had was a lousy route structure. The JFK hub was the product of a bygone era. As aircraft began to increase their capability and allow airlines to bypass JFK, TWA had no other strength other than STL, a mid-size city with little true international demand. So, they would have ma...

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by TWFlyGuy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT remodeling airport
Replies: 95
Views: 11738

Re: PIT remodeling airport

I just glanced through the whole doc. Very interesting. I get being upset and questioning it but as well know, in 1992 they had a hub that was outsized but was an important driver for the city so catering to it made sense. Living in CLT which has so far kept the USAirways hub and is now going throug...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10784

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

UA could definitely attract a fair amount of transfer traffic by coherently pricing this. Currently buying LAX-PPT on TN and then [Your US Origin]-LAX on any other airline including AA is WAYYY cheaper than trying to buy the AA/TN codeshare XXX-LAX-PPT through AA. Yeah, it's a hassle having to lug ...

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10784

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

The interesting thing about PPT is that the flights on TN are mostly focused on cheaply getting you to one of the world's most expensive tourist spots. And the capacity in Tahiti is limited so you can't just endlessly add flights as there is only so many hotel rooms to fill and they're not adding to...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19396

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand the issues with flying DFW-KEF in a 757. What is the other option on FI or WW? Same narrowbody option. And if you think connecting to make it a shorter 757 route all you're doing I a narrowbody to that connecting city and adding the time to connect. It's weird and amazing to think...

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by TWFlyGuy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19396

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I do think AA at ORD is in jeopardy Hm, yeah, that's why AA is spending millions building 5 new gates for additional flights. ;) The MAN cut back shouldn't surprise anybody. The rising star is Dublin, a growing IAG hub with EI / FR connections to the UK regions and beyond. I believe AA ORD-DUB even...

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by TWFlyGuy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19396

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

So this is basically demand of Aa flyers from west coast and southwest to Iceland Vs Dallas area demand for Europe Aa is going to loose big time here. I am definitely not going to fly to Iceland via Dallas and I can't imagine anyone on east coast would. I would imagine there is quite a large demand...

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by TWFlyGuy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19396

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Given the cities WOW & Icelandair have picked up recently it will be interesting to see when they will add more east coast cities (i.e. RDU, CLT, BWI, ATL) which for WOW could be an opportunity to partner with a US carrier (maybe WN?).

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by TWFlyGuy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 267
Views: 48353

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I think the 140's can get out of HXD with opspec revisions (no TODRx1.25/75 margins). 4300ft at sea level shouldn't be too difficult for a light RJ. Unfortunately it is not that easy. These RJ's lack slats, meaning their takeoff and one-engine out scenarios spec means they need a long runway. Add e...

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