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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I'm surprised that they would be interested in the CFM powered buses. Why not stick with IAE?Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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)Jump to post
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...Jump to post
: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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post