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by MLIAA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential New AA routes from CLT
Replies: 97
Views: 7189

Re: Potential New AA routes from CLT

As MSN, PIA, and CID all have CLT flights, it is high time MLI landed at least a 2x daily CRJ to CLT.

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by MLIAA
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 16
Views: 6701

American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?

According to FlightAware, N278AY flew from CLT to SAL on 5 NOV 2017 and has not returned (as of 12 JAN 2018), and N276AY made the same voyage 3 days ago.

This appears to be the beginning of the end for the A333 at American, unless someone has additional information.

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by MLIAA
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 28522

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Why is AA stagnating at ORD anyway? They should be doing the opposite and expand. Or is the focus shifting to building up elsewhere? American has announced a plethora of new routes, is building 5 new gates, and Envoy just opened their new E175 base at ORD. I think your definition of "stagnatin...

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by MLIAA
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 16328

British Airways and the 767

BA has held onto a small number of 767 for years now, despite taking delivery of dozens of new 787s that could easily replace them. Some common routes include Kiev, Zurich, Glasgow... routes that could easily and sensibly be switched over to A320 family aircraft. With all this talk about AA and &quo...

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by MLIAA
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I'm curious what they will do with flights such as Chicago to Marquette, Mi. It's a CRJ-700. If you move that plane type to PSA, which has no crew based in Chicago, how do you operate the flight? Also, what did Envoy air do wrong? If you take planes from them, and don't give them planes .... Airlin...

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by MLIAA
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Does anyone know if the Marquette (KSAW/MQT) maintenance base deals only with Envoy planes, or do they also perform maintenance on CRJs/ERJs from other AE carriers like Piedmont or PSA? MQT is an Envoy only MX base. Currently the route is flown by CRJ-700s. I imagine when (if) they leave the fleet,...

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by MLIAA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 18495

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

I would think that if CX goes anywhere, it will be SkyTeam. Garuda Indonesia and Vietnam are decent in their regions, but CX is a global powerhouse for SE Asia that SkyTeam could really use. Star already has several airlines that offer the same credentials CX does. CX fulfills a great need in the OW...

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by MLIAA
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A330s at LAX
Replies: 3
Views: 2727

AA A330s at LAX

Starting with PHL-LAX on March 24th, AA will begin flying PHL-LAX-PHL on Airbus A330 aircraft. The service will start with a one off A330-200, moving to daily A330-300s beginning on March 25th. This is the second trans-con route from PHL on the big bus (SFO). Good to see a product improvement over t...

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by MLIAA
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 112826

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

And yet, AA painted Dash 8s in new colors, (even painted one in a special Piedmont retro livery), along with the E190 fleet and several 757s and 767s. These birds will be around as long as the MD80s will.

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by MLIAA
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: will AA ever bring Airbus or CR9 to ORD to short/medium routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 2941

Re: will AA ever bring Airbus or CR9 to ORD to short/medium routes?

In many cases, the MD80 is the perfect aircraft for a route to MCI or MSY or PIT.. a route too big for a CRJ7 but too small for a B738. As long as fuel is cheap, the MD80 is the goldilocks airplane. Otherwise, with so much competition at ORD, the B738 is a great airplane for ORD. Also, with the swir...

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by MLIAA
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Envoy does flaps 9 from the 6300 ft runway at DBQ all the time. No reason PDT can't operate from SBY.

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by MLIAA
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 112826

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

You realize American just lost an entire pilot group to its competitor during a time when finding regional pilots is being challenging at best? It’s completely a loss to American. More flying for us at Envoy. It's why we had 58x E140s in storage. So fine, we might be a few pilots short. We'll be ok...

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by MLIAA
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22309

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

I'm surprised that they would be interested in the CFM powered buses. Why not stick with IAE?

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by MLIAA
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Growth
Replies: 47
Views: 8451

AA ORD Growth

Envoy has recently opened bidding for an E175 base at ORD, opening in January. That plus the currently-stalled shift of CRJ-700s to PSA has left Envoy with a bulk of medium to large RJs in ORD, and rumors are flying that AA will be launching a heap of new Eagle destinations soon. Also, seasonal VCE ...

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by MLIAA
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 160416

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

If the A330-200 killed anything, it's the B767-400ER. Those two aircraft are nearly identical in size, but the Airbus had the leg up in terms of range. A new and/or refreshed 767-300 would receive tons of interest from passenger and cargo airlines alike. The 763 has proven itself already as a phenom...

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by MLIAA
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2048

ORD Master Plan

Here is an update on revitalization at ORD, complete with new "final" schematic of terminal layout. http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170929/BLOGS02/170929852/chicago-officials-give-sneak-peek-at-ohare-airport-revamp?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1 It appears that the non-AA/UA carriers/partner...

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by MLIAA
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express Fleet Operators
Replies: 1
Views: 393

United Express Fleet Operators

In the next few months, United will add several dozen Air Wisconsin CRJ-200s to the fleet, primarily in ORD and IAD. But what is the reason behind this? Are these aircraft displacing RJs from another carrier, perhaps Trans States or ExpressJet? Surely United isn't just growing UAX ops by throwing 65...

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by MLIAA
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternative Mergers (AA+DL, AW+NW)
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Alternative Mergers (AA+DL, AW+NW)

I often wonder how aviation would look had the Big 3 US airlines merged differently. Legacy AA and DL would have been a phenomenal match, in terms of both fleet and network. AA and DL had almost exactly the same fleet, and the combined network would combine hubs at LGA, JFK, and LAX. I also think US...

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by MLIAA
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 112826

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't there still a few Republic and Air Wisconsin birds left in USX paint?

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by MLIAA
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans States E145 in ABI
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Trans States E145 in ABI

N611AE landed in Abilene on August 29th and has spent a few weeks there. This aircraft was delivered to AX months ago, and now sits in an MQ maintenance base. Anyone have the scoop on this?

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by MLIAA
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass to open PHX crew base
Replies: 20
Views: 3290

Re: Compass to open PHX crew base

If CPZ is going to open a new base primarily for DL ops, why not make it SLC? Is this Compass' way of positioning themselves for more AA flying? This may have ramifications for Mesa, SkyWest and Envoy in PHX and LAX. Pardon the doom and gloom post, but don't expect CPZ to continue operating for Del...

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by MLIAA
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Narrowbody Replacements
Replies: 7
Views: 1897

AA Narrowbody Replacements

As the MD80s take their leave, we are also seeing A320s and soon the E190 leaving the fleet. But all AA has on order are B737MAX8 and A321neo aircraft, all much larger in size than the aircraft they are replacing.

Could we see a CSeries, B737MAX7, or A319neo order, or perhaps some more A319ceos?

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by MLIAA
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass to open PHX crew base
Replies: 20
Views: 3290

Re: Compass to open PHX crew base

If CPZ is going to open a new base primarily for DL ops, why not make it SLC? Is this Compass' way of positioning themselves for more AA flying? This may have ramifications for Mesa, SkyWest and Envoy in PHX and LAX.

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 37447

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

This lack of dominance in New York no doubt is why AA is throwing everything at LAX. It may be OK to not dominate the #1 metro area if you can win the O&D battle for 6 out of the top 8 in the US. (LAX ORD DFW DCA PHL & MIA)

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by MLIAA
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

aaflyer222 wrote:
why has OO taken so much MQ flying at ORD?


Mainly in order for MQ to shift several of its ERJs to LGA, as well as to send them to PDT.

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by MLIAA
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 13
Views: 3088

Re: Lack of AA on ORD-IAD

I get that it's a highly competitive route with UA, but if AA wants to stay away from competing at IAD, why do LAX-IAD and compete with UA and VX?

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by MLIAA
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 13
Views: 3088

Lack of AA on ORD-IAD

Understandably, AA does have a hub across town at DCA, but as AA does fly to DFW, MIA, LAX, and CLT from IAD, why not throw in ORD, even if it is with an RJ.

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by MLIAA
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ORD
Replies: 30
Views: 4056

Re: The Future of ORD

Why is ORD so stingy about who goes into T5? DFW, ATL, LAX, PHL and many other airports allow all pax into "international" terminals, and no harm comes from it. ORD has the shuttle, why not allow people to flow freely to T5, to catch their flights, in addition to being able to go back to T...

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by MLIAA
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 12742

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Correct me if I'm wrong, but ASQ has 33 CRJ-700s now. 8 of those are for AA, 12 more are going to AA, 3 to EDV, what about the other 10?

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA's A319 Legroom?
Replies: 13
Views: 1356

Re: AA's A319 Legroom?

I don't know about STL, but I did see LUS 319s doing SAN-MIA this week. It's hard to tell anymore.

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by MLIAA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 45597

Re: BA's Next US Destination

:I suggest a.netters petition BA to buy another 100 788/789 aircraft, and then in 2035 when the new LHR runway is open, BA fly to every city in the U.S. with a population over 100,000. :banghead: We're heading that way. Any US airport with over 2M passengers feels "entitled" to an LHR fli...

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by MLIAA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I think a lot of the animosity toward Mesa from Envoy came as soon as Mesa shifted the flying from CLT to DFW, which took a lot of flying from Envoy on (then) sub-par CRJ-900s with old, worn out interiors, dismal OTP, and lower pay. This was in the midst of the dark days at Envoy, and the feelings s...

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by MLIAA
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

You yourself don't work for any AAG airline, so how could you even say that with confidence? The 20x Compass E175s belong to AAG, and when they are brought back, who's going to operate them? Piedmont? PSA? Republic? Secondly, who could possibly be awarded the additional E175s other than Envoy? (P.S...

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by MLIAA
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 45597

BA's Next US Destination

Ok, so now that the "When will BA start BNA" thread is taken care of, which market will be the next to see British Airways' arrival? Some that come to mind are CLT, MSP, STL, SAT, PDX, IND and CMH.

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by MLIAA
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

KCaviator wrote:
Who's RP? I thought Chautauqua merged into Shuttle awhile ago?


Apologies, I meant YX for Republic. I'll fix it.

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by MLIAA
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

You have factual evidence of the Compass AA flying going to Envoy? It's been rumored, but no one has proof, much like I assume you have no proof. It's been said that DL wants Compass for themselves, and I've heard that from pilots and management. Only time will tell, but those 20 are coming to us e...

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by MLIAA
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200
Replies: 36
Views: 9113

Re: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200

Flighty wrote:
OA940 wrote:

Why no more 77W for SYD?


It probably sucks.


It's too much airplane. Always open seats. B789 is a better fit.

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by MLIAA
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 168
Views: 29320

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

If ASA does go under, the 12 CRJ-700s in DFW will almost certainly be given to OO to fly in DFW, as well as LAX, PHX, and ORD. I was under the impression that AA had quite a lot of room for large RJ's with regards to the scope clause. Also, I have heard time and again that the OO CRJ-200 operation a...

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by MLIAA
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200
Replies: 36
Views: 9113

AA Trans-Pacific A330-200

AA has 15 or so fairly new A330-200s from US. Are these aircraft capable of flying ORD/LAX across the Pacific to NRT, PEK... and if so, would AA do it? It seems like a decent sized airplane for the job, at least DL seems to think so on DTW-PEK and DTW-NGO.

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 12924

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

mptpa wrote:
I thought I have seen a BA A38 at IAD.


It has been in the past, probably will be again soon, but not today.

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by MLIAA
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 12924

British Airways A380 US Routes

As of today (1 Aug 2017), BA only flies the 380 to LAX and SFO in the United States. We will probably see the return of former routes like MIA and IAD, but can you see BA flying the super to ORD, DFW, PHL, CLT, or any other cities in the US?

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 12606

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

The Skylink (outer loop) makes one lap in about 20 minutes, which means it's about 10 minutes to the furthest point at the opposite end of the terminal. Figure in a 10 minute walk from the furthest gate to the Skylink station, 10 minutes on the tram at most, and then another 10 minute walk at most,...

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 12606

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

The Skylink (outer loop) makes one lap in about 20 minutes, which means it's about 10 minutes to the furthest point at the opposite end of the terminal. Figure in a 10 minute walk from the furthest gate to the Skylink station, 10 minutes on the tram at most, and then another 10 minute walk at most, ...

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 8556

The future of 50 seat RJs

As we all know, 50 seat RJs are being retired due to both unfavorable economics vs fuel burn and the sheer age of the aircraft. For the most part, the markets these aircraft serve are being taken by 70-76 seat RJs, but what about small EAS destinations like ALO, BTM, and ART? Are these cities large ...

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by MLIAA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 176
Views: 26393

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

Boeing has the opportunity to completely nix the 358 and 338 programs by bargaining with HA and OZ to get 788s. I hope they jump on this chance, so that they have control over the entire small wide-body segment. As for AA, I've been inside the A350 sim in DFW. It's there, no doubt. But AA also has t...

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by MLIAA
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 Reverse Thrust Question
Replies: 21
Views: 11673

Re: ERJ-145 Reverse Thrust Question

I hate to resurface this topic, but I feel like it needs to be done. After watching lots of arrivals at 27L at ORD and deafening UA (assuming both LOF & ASQ) E145s use reverse time and again, have the policies changed at these ERJ operators? ENY still tends to not use them, but what about the ot...

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by MLIAA
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Priority Change
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Re: AA Priority Change

As a cardholder, you don't automatically get "priority" as an ExecPlat, a Platinum, or a Gold would. You would still get group 5 (formerly group 1) boarding and a free bag.

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by MLIAA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 38
Views: 5853

Re: New AA paint status

What will be the fate of Flagship Liberty? Will American find a way to integrate the yellow ribbon into the new livery? Will they take a page from Envoy's playbook, putting the ribbon on the winglets a la E175. Or will another AA icon fade into history?

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by MLIAA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Re: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?

The newer OO CRJ-700s are staying at UA, around 20. Fun fact: more SkyWest CRJ-700s are flying in AA colors than UA. Never thought I'd see that day.

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by MLIAA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 7872

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

I don't know about LAS, but I do know for a lot of G4 Florida IROPS they will call in Miami Air or Swift Air. I'd say at least once a month a 737 would show up in MLI from SFB or PIE because of a lack of string and tape. Maybe it's not feasible on the west coast to charter a spare.

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