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by AASAP777
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest
Replies: 54
Views: 2673

Re: Countries and regions where the airport of the largest city is not the busiest

From personal experience: Iceland's largest airport KEF is in Keflavik, not in Reykjavik. Reykjavik's city airport RKV is much smaller. Greenland's largest airport SFJ is in Kangerlussuaq, not in Nuuk. Nuuk's city airport GOH is much smaller. Ecuador's largest airport UIO is in Quito. The city of G...

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by AASAP777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5897

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Looks like my hometown airport (SAP) is becoming NK's most served destination in Central America as it will now have flights to FLL, IAH (the sole flight of the expansion that survived in Houston) and now MCO. The timings are excellent since that will allow people a full week of work and then head ...

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by AASAP777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 21346

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Times for SAP flights already in:
NK747 MCO-SAP 07:35 - 08:15 Tuesdays
NK746 SAP-MCO 09:05 - 13:50 Tuesdays.

NK775 MCO-SAP 15:30 - 16:10 Fridays
NK774 SAP-MCO 17:10 - 21:55 Fridays

All operated by A319.

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by AASAP777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5897

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Times for SAP flights already in:
NK747 MCO-SAP 07:35 - 08:15 Tuesdays
NK746 SAP-MCO 09:05 - 13:50 Tuesdays.

NK775 MCO-SAP 15:30 - 16:10 Fridays
NK774 SAP-MCO 17:10 - 21:55 Fridays

All operated by A319.

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by AASAP777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 21346

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

NK just announced opening routes to Central America from MCO. Looks like my hometown airport (SAP) is becoming NK's most served destination in Central America as it will now have flights to FLL, IAH (the sole flight of the expansion that survived in Houston) and now MCO. The timings are excellent si...

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by AASAP777
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Major Expansion at MCO
Replies: 54
Views: 5897

Re: NK Major Expansion at MCO

Looks like my hometown airport (SAP) is becoming NK's most served destination in Central America as it will now have flights to FLL, IAH (the sole flight of the expansion that survived in Houston) and now MCO. The timings are excellent since that will allow people a full week of work and then head f...

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by AASAP777
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 21346

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

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AA has just suspended MGA due to the current crisis:

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by AASAP777
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10149

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

Pretty much amazed on how IAH-SAP has survived from all the failed expansion of NK to Central America.

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by AASAP777
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 21346

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

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yellowtail wrote:
Did AM just announce MEX-LIR?


It did!

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by AASAP777
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 Operators - Europe to Australia with One Stop - Possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2752

Re: A330 Operators - Europe to Australia with One Stop - Possible?

FWIW, QF made last year a charter for the Australian Soccer Team from SYD to SAP via HNL on an A333. I guess it's perfectly doable coming from LON to Australia.

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by AASAP777
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GUA closed due to nearby volcanic eruption
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Last night, NK did not operate the red-eye service FLL-SAP-FLL as the ashes were pushed by the wind over Honduran territory around midnight CST. All air service now operational throughout the region.

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by AASAP777
Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

http://www.laprensa.hn/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=KhJTDcg7u2ngTcZ$stiWjs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs7Pa2TZTYqFPeY4VPSHSft6FB40xiOfUoExWL3M40tfzssyZqpeG_J0TFo7ZhRaDiHC9oxmioMlYVJD0A$3RbIiibgT65kY_CSDiCiUzvHvODrHApbd6ry6YGl5GGOZrs-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg The very mo...

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by AASAP777
Tue May 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

Live on the news now in Chile. "Pilot didn't know how complex is this airfield", according to the news. Apparently he/she didn´t hear about TA 390 .... Rgds. G. MHTG akaTNT as that airport is called did add an additional 600 feet to Rwy 20 after the TA 390 accident. The addition was done ...

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by AASAP777
Tue May 22, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

PlanesNTrains wrote:
They're lucky. Doesn't look like a very smooth resting place.


Not at all. Kind of a deep cliff and beneath it, a major road passes by. When TA390 happened, it crushed several cars. Thank goodness they made it alive and no one on the ground was injured.

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by AASAP777
Tue May 22, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6611

Plane overran runway at TGU

This just came in a few minutes ago. Only info available in Spanish: http://www.laprensa.hn/honduras/1180449-410/avion-accidente-aeropuerto-toncont%C3%ADn-honduras- This is the aircraft: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N813WM Apparently no casualties. Plane fell exactly were TA390 ended up in 20...

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by AASAP777
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/11/2018: B6/NK/WN Schedule Extensions
Replies: 30
Views: 6948

Re: OAG Changes 3/11/2018: B6/NK/WN Schedule Extensions

AA PHL-MEX JUL 0>0.9 AUG 0>1.0 SEP 0>1.0 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0


And we were wondering if AA was going for JFK-MEX.

Good add, though!

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by AASAP777
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 8835

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

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...

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by AASAP777
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22542

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

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!


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by AASAP777
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25798

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

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?


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It is discontinued indeed. No nonstop. That makes two gaps now (Panama and continental Honduras).

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by AASAP777
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Posts $425 Q4 Profit/ $3.1B FY17
Replies: 26
Views: 3734

Re: AAL profit; not so good !

When should those results come around? For 4Q 2017?

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by AASAP777
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 234
Views: 25798

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

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...

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by AASAP777
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10357

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

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 ...

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by AASAP777
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin DFW/CLT to SBN and ECP. ORD-LGA Shuttle
Replies: 96
Views: 10357

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

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.

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by AASAP777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 17
Views: 8000

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

SAL has the Aeroman facility. I think that's rather maintenance than "retirement".

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by AASAP777
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 26
Views: 9811

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

Truly a gem. Way to go!

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by AASAP777
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter
Replies: 50
Views: 5752

Re: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter

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.

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by AASAP777
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11311

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

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/...

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by AASAP777
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10986

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

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...

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by AASAP777
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Flights on (older) Shorthaul Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1858

Re: Longest Flights on (older) Shorthaul Aircraft

AA operated both JFK and BOS to LHR on the A300-600 at some point in the 90s.

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by AASAP777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11311

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

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...

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by AASAP777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11311

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

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...

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by AASAP777
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 18876

Re: French Blue to change its name

blueflyer wrote:
AASAP777 wrote:
How about Lignes Aériennes Françaises?

Surely you must be LAFfing?



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by AASAP777
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 18876

Re: French Blue to change its name

How about Lignes Aériennes Françaises?

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by AASAP777
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11311

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

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-...

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by AASAP777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11311

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

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...

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by AASAP777
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11311

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

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...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.
Replies: 17
Views: 4846

Re: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.

Is he Princess Peanut's dad?

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by AASAP777
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca applying for the Bogota - Chicago route
Replies: 43
Views: 5431

Re: Avianca applying for the Bogota - Chicago route

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...

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4710

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

So, in other words, both Iberia and Air Europa have freedom of overflying Algerian/Tunisian/Libyan/Egyptian airspace when they go to/from Tel Aviv?

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8986

Re: Naming Specific Routes

When Central America had multiple airlines, Tan Sahsa used to have a milk run called "El Centroamericano" (the Central American):

PTY-SJO-MGA-TGU-SAP-GUA-SAL.

And it even had a slogan: "Todas las capitales, todos los días". (Every capital, every day).

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 11311

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

That picture from GUA is indeed impressing... All those four-holers on a Central American Airport.

Some of them had continuing service to SAL, SAP, MGA and SJO.

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by AASAP777
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4710

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

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...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8761

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

This really insults the intelligence of the average Joe. Suing two companies for something that was actually having them as hostages?

Every day you learn something new, indeed.

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best time to redeem your AA AAdvantage miles
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: Best time to redeem your AA AAdvantage miles

That is correct. And if you're going for the low mileage awards (the PlanAAhead as they were known back in the day), try to do it as early as you can.

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 17065

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

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...

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6819

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

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 ...

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6819

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

The pre-merger AA was a fine company. And even though being what it was, people still were not happy with it.

I hope the new one (I left AA before the merger) does better.

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 17065

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

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 ...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 8071

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

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...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 8071

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

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...

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