Iberia is launching a new 3rd daily frequency Madrid -Mexico City this summer. The new flight will operate 5 x week during this summer and the idea is to make this 3rd daily flight a year round service. The year round confirmation of this 3rd daily flight is pending on the slot approval by the Mexi...Jump to post
Well, the other day I read about a turkey as an ESA. The world's upside down indeed!
And the replies on this post have had me cracking for quite a while!
BoeingGuy wrote:x1234 wrote:DFW-PTY. Surprised they don't fly this considering Panama City with its Panama Canal has Asia demand due to shipping...
AA does fly this. At least they did. Has it been discontinued?
Well, I hope AA makes some expansion to the only dots it has not connected in Central America, and that is, DFW-SAP. All other major Central American gateways have a daily or weekly DFW flight, and for Honduras there's RTB (albeit seasonal). I hope they consider this one sometime. When I worked in A...Jump to post
PHL-OKC 8:05am - 10:25 E75 9:00pm - 11:20 E75 OKC-PHL 6:00am - 9:59 E75 10:55am - 2:55 E75 Interesting that OKC-PHL sort of connects to the TA departure bank but PHL-OKC does not connect to the TA arrival bank How so? Sure you might have a longish layover, but the evening PHL-OKC definitely allows ...Jump to post
As far as I remember from my AA days (1996-2011), ORD-LGA was basically a "shuttle operation". Good thing it's being upgraded. Interesting adds on the rest of the new routes.Jump to post
Back in the day, when Carty was at the helm,after Crandall stood down, on the good old days of the late nineties, we were given similar bonuses for profit sharing (yes, even international employees like me used to get them too). Trust me, AAers are extremely happy about this.Jump to post
Well, I'm biased too! :( Some pics of my hometown airport: With the big boy in the hood, UX's A330: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4548/38116465876_fd245c741d_b.jpg This could be easily 50 years old: http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu154/nelmejia/N314PA1.jpg SAP's ATC: http://www.laprensa.hn/csp/...Jump to post
AA only has it in their 77Ws (technically they do in the Transcon A321s, but that's more of a nice business class-style reverse herringbone seat) so it is used for pre.ium routes, like JFK-LHR. It probably isn't a cash cow for them, but my guess is it is used to keep some corporate contracts and al...Jump to post
IB had DC9s/319s flying MIA-SAP/PTY/GUA/SJO/SAL and MGA IIRC. They were timed to connect to / from MIA-MAD flights. The change of the intransitive procedures put an end to these flights As we look back must have been horrible utilization on those aircraft and probably never made any money Believe i...Jump to post
Sure, but range-wise, they're kind of similar distances. That's why if UX's A330's are stretching at max on that route. A330 can do SAP-MAD any day it has a 9206 ft length runway and MGA has a 8012 ft length runway it could be restricted. Juanchito Exactly my point. I also compared MGA-MAD with SXM...Jump to post
Even so, there will be weight restrictions. MGA-MAD may be doable for an A330, but at 4,602 nm, it's nearly 1,000 nm longer than SXM-CDG (3,643 nm). Distances are from the Great Circle Mapper. So I wouldn't rule out the occasional unscheduled tech stop, unless they reroute MAD-GUA-MGA-MAD into MAD-...Jump to post
I'm wondering how IB is gonna make MAD-GUA-MGA work with the limitations that both Centam runways have. Probably MGA's take off is not as steep as SXM's as there is no mountainous terrain on the take off patterns. And beside's if think they're using A330s to GUA and MGA. Even so, there will be weig...Jump to post
Can 747s land at MGA? Their runway is somewhere in the 8,000s. I know they can't land at TGU. I wouldn't worry about that. If 747s can safely land at SXM, with a 7,708 ft long runway, then they can certainly land on the slightly longer runway that MGA has (which is 8,012 ft). I'd worry more about t...Jump to post
Is he Princess Peanut's dad?Jump to post
Why does Avianca seem to have a hub in BOG and a hub in El Salvador. Many routes are not flown from BOG and are indirect. Because the current Avianca is the result of the merger of Colombia's Avianca (which included Avianca Perú) and the Central American carriers that operated under the TACA banner...Jump to post
UX is a Spanish carrier. I don't know if the bans are for planes going to Israel or only Israeli registered aircraft. However, IB3316 completely skept the Arab Northern Africa and overflew Southern Europe before descending toward Israel. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/IBE3316 This same flight (A...Jump to post
However, I ask myself, as I studied a few courses in Law School (Constitutional Law -Honduran, of course- and International Public Law): up to what point international treaties could go against national laws? We all understand the "Freedoms of the air", however, when a country establishes...Jump to post
Many in this thread seem to be chopping the AA experience into simple pre and post merger categories, but I think there would be value in trisecting it given the distinct financial and managerial pivots: 1. Pre 9/11 American (Crandall) 2. Pre-Merger/Bankruptcy (2001-2013) 3. Post-Merger/Bankruptcy ...Jump to post
In this case, to be honest, there's nothing to even discuss. Israeli passports are not allowed in Kuwait and that's it. As unfortunate as it is because it also effectively bans not just Jewish Israelis, but also the handful of Christian Israelis as well as the Arabs with Israeli citizenship, it is ...Jump to post
LAX-GUA/MGA/BZE/SAP/PTY might be an interesting try. Or Honduras. LAX-Honduras service has been lacking. AS, or whoever operates, has a potential as there is a sizeable Honduran diaspora in SoCal and many Californians come here on vacations (Roatán especially). A red-eye LAX-SAP combined with an ea...Jump to post
LA is certainly a market where novelty has its appeal (those lines for the first local Shake Shack were insane) and many Angelenos wanted to be that savvy trendsetter posting to Facebook and Instagram from Cuba before everyone else... but at the same time, LAX-Caribbean has *never* worked. Why woul...Jump to post
:[/quote] I am scheduled to fly from Phil to Barcelona on a A330 next summer .... I would LOVEEEE if some how magically we fly in a 787 or any other plane! So please AA ... retire them :[/quote]
Will this be a case of "If it ain't Boeing I ain't going"? [/quote]
LOL Are you serious? The A330 is superior to the 787 in AA's configuration. I'll take the 2-4-2 configuration of the A330 over the 3-3-3 seating on the 787 any day of the week. As someone who's flown on both aircraft with AA, the only advantage the 787 has is the IFE and the moodlighting. Other tha...Jump to post
Many AA FFs who live in the central time zone or west, or possibly even east of that, who were planning to visit Iceland are now going to be more likely to connect onto this flight than to defect to an AA competitor where they won't get mileage accrual, elite status benefits, etc. As I'm a former A...Jump to post
United1 wrote:breathing in DEL is the equivalent of smoking 44 cigarettes a day.
Here's the kangaroo on the tail at SAP last night:
http://www.diez.hn/fotogalerias/1124611 ... o-sula?i=2
QF's A330-300 landed last night at SAP after a SYD-HNL-SAP run to pick up the Australian Football team after today's match.
Same routing expected for the return. No pictures so far as it arrived at midnight last night.
mabadia71 wrote:AASAP777 wrote:
Yes, they are starting it on Nov 17th http://www.laprensa.hn/honduras/1123862-410/avianca-anuncia-operaci%C3%B3n-de-cinco-vuelos-semanales-hacia-nueva-jersey
SJOtoLIR wrote:AV is trying to emulate the dual JFK and EWR service out of San Salvador.
The Kangaroo on the tail will land in SAP sometime tomorrow to pick up the Socceroos after the match at the Olímpico. Already en route from SYD to HNL, and then continuing on to SAP:
I've always wondered why not even when CM was closer to CO/UA, they took advantage of the NYC hub in EWR, as I see their flights arrive in JFK instead of Liberty. CM JFK-PTY began in 2004, when the airline belonged to Sky Team grouping. They also held a strong commercial relationship with Continent...Jump to post
Hola, amigos! Reading about CM's increased US service, I've always wondered why not even when CM was closer to CO/UA, they took advantage of the NYC hub in EWR, as I see their flights arrive in JFK instead of Liberty. What could that be? There is enough market from the connecting flights coming thr...Jump to post
Reading about CM's increased US service, I've always wondered why not even when CM was closer to CO/UA, they took advantage of the NYC hub in EWR, as I see their flights arrive in JFK instead of Liberty.
What could that be?
SAP to TGU: 3:45 by road, 25 minutes by air. SAP to LCE: 2:45 by road 20 minutes by air.
SAP to GUA: 8-9 hours by road, 40 minutes by air. SAP to SAL: 30 minutes by air, 7-8 hours by road.
And so it goes on every Central American city pair. Long times on the road and a breeze by air.
It does look nice. And there is a difference by far: