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by usairways85
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic
Replies: 52
Views: 5707

Re: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic

AA PHL-DEN JAN 3>1.5 FEB 3>1.0 AA PHL-LAS FEB 4>3 AA PHL-SAN JAN 3>1.3 FEB 3>1.0 AA PHL-SEA JAN 4>1.1 FEB 4>1.0 AA PHL-SFO JAN 5>4 FEB 5>3 I believe most of these just mirror W17 service. But man, AA's PHL-west coast winter service is atrocious. No wonder why PHL bleeds paxs to EWR and BWI. I also ...

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by usairways85
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12256

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

Now I wonder if AA will upgrade PHL-CDG Good question. With the AA already cutting BOS and 1x daily JFK rotations to CDG in S18, they still kept the A332 on the route. Does adding the DL PHL-CDG cut warrent an upgauge to the A333? In 2016, DL had about a 70% load factor and just shy of 30k passenge...

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by usairways85
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 184
Views: 20761

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

jbs2886 wrote:
Sounds like DL could be operating EWR-AMS and PHL-CDG in the off-season with KLM and AF, respectively, operating in the summer? Otherwise "suspend" seems weird.

It's also odd considering PHL-CDG is seasonal and it's a rather short season. I guess you can't rule out KLM and AF.

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by usairways85
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 184
Views: 20761

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Very surprising they are canceling EWR-AMS but keeping EWR-CDG? I believe it will be just united operating EWR-AMS but EWR-CDG will have 2 United 2 laCompagne and just 1 Delta. Where was it announced that EWR-AMS is ending? I missed that. Delta’s seasonal service between New York JFK and both Mosco...

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by usairways85
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12256

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

The broader list of cancellations and suspensions is likely covered in the new DL 2018 TA thread, but wanted to confirm the specific route discussed in this thread. DL confirmed that PHL-CDG is "suspended" for S18. After a hefty increase from AA for S18, PHL has lost PHL-CDG/LHR from DL an...

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by usairways85
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 184
Views: 20761

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Quite a bit of capacity add to Portugal in S18
DL: ATL-LIS
AA: PHL-LIS 752>763
UA: EWR-OPO, IAD-LIS

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by usairways85
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 16976

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

It looks like PHL will get back on the F9 expansion train after I believe only gaining SJU service in the past 6-12 months CVG-PHL is going daily A321, pretty significant upgrade. Not including the restart of other seasonal routes (AUS, IAH, MCI, MKE, BNA, SAT),notable shifts for PHL as of April 8,...

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by usairways85
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12256

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

Question: If DL is exiting PHL-CDG and there's nothing from AF about returning to PHL, might this be a prime candidate for JOON? When US left Star Alliance, LH transitioned its daily PHL-FRA rotation to its lower-cost, higher Y-configured Jump! subsidiary, so might AF be thinking the same idea? FWI...

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by usairways85
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12256

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

PHL-JFK should probably cost the job of any DL route planner who puts it on the schedule. DL apparently feels differently: http://flightaware.com/live/findflight?origin=KPHL&destination=KJFK Not only that, but DL is rotating the 752 on JFK-PHL. It could simply be for aircraft utilization on the...

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by usairways85
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12256

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

It's hard for me to believe that with corporate contracts, Skyteam won't serve CDG-PHL. The pharmaceutical industries alone in the Philly / Jersey / Delaware area and in France should provide a decent amount of support for the route. Time for me to retire from my armchair CEO gig. The 5 major pharm...

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by usairways85
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 16976

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

http://www.postandcourier.com/business/frontier-airlines-to-outline-new-charleston-flights-tuesday/article_ff59c92a-9caf-11e7-b14c-fbe36f976857.html CHS routes will be announced as well... It looks like PHL will get back on the F9 expansion train after I believe only gaining SJU service in the past...

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by usairways85
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 5939

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

Flew out of PHL in August. Loads were almost full, including up front. Did LHR connex,,not nearly as full. With all the new KFE flights FI and WOW, route becomes more O/D. lots of PHL connex cities will have their own N/S The other US FI flights and WOW don't really factor into the PHL performance....

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by usairways85
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 15650

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

Probably reading this wrong, but based on AUS stats, YTD in July 2017, there are less people flying BA than there were in 2016? https://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/images/Airport/news_releases/activity_reports_files/July_2017.pdf Exciting news for Austin though! No you are reading it correc...

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by usairways85
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Cargo announces Pittsburgh
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

Re: Qatar Airways Cargo announces Pittsburgh

Why PIT? What's the cargo draw?

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by usairways85
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 5939

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

I guess PHL did not preform so hot in the first summer of operation. My rough math shows a 10% decrease in seats for S18.

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by usairways85
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Adds 6 new routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2942

Re: NK Adds 6 new routes

LAS-EWR is a redeye, arriving ~5am.

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by usairways85
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 7587

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

Ah, forgot Southwest - apologies. Yes - so six carriers now in this market, which I suppose isn't inconceivable given how large of a market it is. Several DEN markets have a relatively large number of carriers due to the sizeable presence of UA, WN and F9, though 6 looks to be the most. PHL-DEN - 4...

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by usairways85
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35702

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I think the movement and capacity decrease at PHL since the merger is interesting given the desire to push a lot more international traffic through the airport in S18. Though, as mentioned PHL seems to be right where the airline wants it and they can make small tweaks to optimize connections. The TA...

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by usairways85
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35702

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

As for the length of seasonal operation of the new routes, I wouldn't be surprised to see AA tweak the start/end dates. Just as they did with some existing routes this weekend. So while they are planned to operate for 5-6 months in S18, I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up between 3-4 months. Is t...

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by usairways85
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 35655

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

Will Southwest bring back nonstop service from HOU to PHL? Philadelphia is the #1 domestic destination from Houston Hobby without nonstop service from Houston Hobby (according to the DOT Domestic Consumer Airfare Report), and Philadelphia is also the largest U.S. city and the largest U.S. metropoli...

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by usairways85
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15487

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

(FWIW) Is this the full list or is this a sample of destinations targeted? This is the full list targeted European destinations. They are also targeting any South America or Asia service and I believe any European service. They just broke down the incentive program into sections, one of which calls...

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by usairways85
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15487

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

FWIW, it appears PHL launched a new carrier/new service incentive program in May 2017. Among other things they specifically outlined targeted destinations within Europe. There are a number of qualifications/stipulations but the big one is that the carrier must not have served the route within the pr...

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by usairways85
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15487

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

I have been unclear of AA's plan for JFK and PHL from the get go. It was inevitable for PHL to see post merger cuts given more efficient traffic flows, but it's almost as though they were shrinking it down to more of an O&D operation (yes, a bit of an exaggeration). After 6 months, 2017 for PHL ...

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by usairways85
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15487

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

757usairways wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
lowfareair wrote:
With service to LHR could we possible see a third rotation on PHL or CLT on AA. Or possible see a BOS or PHX flight in the making.

Posted on the BA 380 thread, both PHL and PHX are going to 10x weekly on BA. Not sure of timing/seasonality.

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by usairways85
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 6072

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

Midwestindy wrote:
BA is also increasing services to Philadelphia and Phoenix from a daily service to ten flights a week from Heathrow

Thanks for that note. The late LHR-PHL-LHR flight comes back 3x weekly. The late flight was eliminated after the shift of 1x from BA to AA

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by usairways85
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15487

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

We've already received rough confirmation of the following PHL-LIS LUS 752 > LAA 763 PHL-SNN LUS 752 > LAA 752 PHL-GLA LUS 752 > LAA 752 **This takes care of all TA LUS Routes Two new PHL LAA 763 routes The author suggests the LAA 752 JFK routes are in question. That leaves: JFK-DUB JFK-CDG (1 of 2 ...

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by usairways85
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 330's PHL-MCO/MIA
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Re: AA 330's PHL-MCO/MIA

I did some checking in Sabre and the typical routes that LUS would fly the A330s on in the winter don't seem to appear. Could only find one on PHL/SJU and PHL/SFO. then again, I believe they won't have anything 'solid" until 90 days out. Yes, in previous years I'm pretty sure it's been Oct-Dec...

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by usairways85
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 10676

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

Does NOT resume for Summer *AA LAX-MSP NOV 1.0>0.1 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0.1 FEB 1.0>0.2 MAR 1.0>0 APR 1.0>0 Odd to see them drop one DL market and expand another (previously Summer only) *AA PHL-SLC JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 LAX-MSP has more competition across other carriers, and even more DL freq...

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by usairways85
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11647

Re: 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? ORD and DFW possibly (ORD is more of a frequency route, a...

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by usairways85
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 3792

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

I think QR to CLT is likely soon. CLT is too big of a hub/business centre to be ignored by QR. I think a B788 or A359 could work well. QR's 788's are not equipped with the proper crew rest for US flights. QR is not going to CLT. AA connections to QR are covered by multiple other hubs, no need for C...

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by usairways85
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.
Replies: 126
Views: 13498

Re: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.

PHL-MCO will be 4x daily, typical and expected during peak Spring Break travel, but it is limited to 2x daily in January through March 6th. January is likely slow, but by February demand picks up that WN at 2x daily is quite a low frequency. I guess it depends on how cold of a winter PHL gets as we...

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by usairways85
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 5409

Re: British Airways at PHL

LHRFlyer wrote:
The BA flight has been cancelled quite frequently during the current cabin crew strikes and not many other transatlantic flights have been cancelled.


:confused:
Yes, but IAH, DFW, BWI, ORD have seen multiple cancelations the past few weeks

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by usairways85
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 11581

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

There is limited competition out of CLT on most of the routes that are served nonstop out of CLT on airlines other than AA. Southwest and United could both add additional flights out of CLT as there is limited competition out of CLT and since CLT is located in a major metropolitan area. The City of...

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by usairways85
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36887

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Is there a comprehensive list of the routes being CUT? PIT-DEN/LAS are gone as well. Who knows if they will return seasonally but for now all that will be left at PIT is 3x weekly MCO. That is light, but F9 is also light in DFW and a few other large markets. With the cut of PHL-RDU, I infer F9 will...

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by usairways85
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 11581

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

CLT used to have mainline service to GSP using a mix of the 737, F100, MD-80 and DC-9. Is it possible they may return mainline service to some of these types of destinations? GSP supports mainline DL service to ATL very well. No reason CLT couldn't be the same way I would think? AA has 319's on CLT...

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by usairways85
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36887

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

:| 85 new routes and not one to PHL.....oh well, nice to see CLT get a few new additions too, anyway congrats to all the other cities and hope they succeed. I am surprised PHL has not gotten LAS yet, but F9 already has a rather extensive warm weather network from PHL so not all that surprising that...

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by usairways85
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36887

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

ryanrap1 wrote:
I am not showing any update to the map?!?!

I don't get that either. The route map is not interactive unless I'm missing something.

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by usairways85
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 36887

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

What I don't get is that many of these cities are not the stereotypical warm weather destinations that F9 flips the schedule towards in the winter. AUS, MCI, BUF, OKC, SJC? Unless all of these new winter routes are AUS/MCI/BUF/OKC - Florida, PUJ, CUN, SJU, Mexico?

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by usairways85
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA International routes
Replies: 67
Views: 16293

Re: New AA International routes

DFW-AMS shows as a 777 for next summer, Good to see. I'll believe it when I see it. I remain skeptical, as I have been since literally the day DFW-AMS was announced. I do think there's a market, but I'm still unsure of whether that market is big enough to support a daily 767 - even summer seasonal ...

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by usairways85
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA International routes
Replies: 67
Views: 16293

Re: New AA International routes

I wonder if CLT-AMS would be better than DFW only because you capture more markets east of DFW and with CLT's low costs maybe it works better...that is if you could use a LAA 767 which should be the right capacity and offer lower costs. Just a thought. I really don't think CLT is getting any more T...

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by usairways85
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA dropping Qatar Etihad codeshare
Replies: 67
Views: 11501

Re: AA dropping Qatar Eithad codeshare

QR's ~10:30am PHL-DOH departure doesn't provide a ton of great connecting opportunities from flights into PHL.

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by usairways85
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 4967

Re: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion

Southwest might be able to do well on CLT-PHX nonstop service if it adds CLT-PHX nonstop service since PHX is one of the top destinations from CLT, since Southwest has a significant presence at PHX, since these is significant demand for PHX-CLT nonstop flights, and since there are Phoenix-based com...

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by usairways85
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 4967

Re: New Potential Routes - CLT Concourse A Expansion

With some of the AA/AS benefits rolled back codeshares becomes less attractive to an AS or AA loyalist I could definitely see F9 adding on additional routes and frequencies. LAS would be first choice along with TPA and FLL. CLT-Florida is very underserved outside of AA. But AA serves CLT-Florida ext...

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by usairways85
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks
Replies: 76
Views: 13373

Re: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks

True plus DL brought in the beloved 717 that UA still doesn't and AA (E90) barely has. UA are definitely the most clueless outside of their hubs (cough RDU-LGA cough). It's already been pointed out in this thread where those slots are going back to. While AA still have a few thanks to their LGA/RDU...

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by usairways85
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks
Replies: 76
Views: 13373

Re: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks

With AA's cut in PHL-LAX capacity, AA will have more capacity on PHL-SFO than they do PHL-LAX in October. And across all carriers SFO will likely have more capacity than LAX. Of course this subject to change as schedules are finalized. This is a 1 month cut. PHL-LAX returns to 6 Daily from November...

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by usairways85
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks
Replies: 76
Views: 13373

Re: OAG Changes 7/2/2017: DL BOS-PIT, TP Suspends JFK-LIS, G4 RDU-SJU, 3M Shrinks

With AA's cut in PHL-LAX capacity, AA will have more capacity on PHL-SFO than they do PHL-LAX in October. And across all carriers SFO will likely have more capacity than LAX. Of course this subject to change as schedules are finalized.

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by usairways85
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10393

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

enilria wrote:
*WN ATL-PHL FEB 3>1.9

We know WN has reduced ATL since the FL merger but AA has finally upped it's game on PHL-ATL since the days when US ran 50-70 seat RJ's. Most AA flights are on 319's with a few 190's.

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by usairways85
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 19697

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

There is no question that Delta is stronger in RDU. It's not even close. If DL added LHR, it would definitely win the contracts with its combination of CDG and far superior domestic network out of RDU. Once DL gets those contracts, AA would almost certainly drop and DL would have the market to itse...

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by usairways85
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 19697

Re: Delta Ending PHL-LHR on March 23, 2018

Given that there is relatively little Skyteam international presence at PHL, it is certain that DL will add domestic flights and may justify adding further international flights from PHL to offset pulling down PHL-LHR. That is far from "certain." At this point, the only major Delta statio...

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