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by jfk777
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 32
Views: 6958

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

Glad to see JAL still buying Boeing after surprising the world with a huge A350 order. Hope new 777-9 are part JAL's future even with the A350-1000.

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by jfk777
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN
Replies: 39
Views: 8653

Re: Unconfirmed: Alitalia to move LHR flights to STN

Sad ending to decades of Alitalia flights to Heathrow.

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by jfk777
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brazil to start GRU-JFK service
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Avianca Brazil to start GRU-JFK service

What does Avianca bring to the route ? AA, Delta and United have huge FF bases in New York and Brazil, AV only at the Brazilian end. AV is a distant third in the Brazilian market after GOL & Azul. German Efromovich is empire building, does he have the money to play in this Ocean with Latam and t...

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by jfk777
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Talking about replacing AA's fleet of 20 77W with A350's when the first 77W was delivered in 2012 is a bit premature. AA 77W will easily be around until 2030 or 2035. Basically the long haul fleet question at AA needs to be why are three planes better then two ?

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by jfk777
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

The future for AA in the Pacific is the 787-9 and 777-300ER plus new 777. The seating configuration of the 787-9 could be an issue though. AA currently has 30 J, Qantas will have 42 J and UA has 48 J on their 787-9. IF AA is going to use the 787-9 to far away destinations like Sydney they need a big...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3616

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

PHL and CLT flights to Tokyo are more important then another flights to Brazil, AA seems to own GRU. Asia is means more to AA now then Brazil.

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 208
Views: 23088

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Does AA need 22 A350-900 with RR engines when their 77W and 787 fleets are GE powered, the 777-200ER fleet with RR are gone in 7 to 10 years. 787 -8/=9/-10 should fill most missions for AA long haul system with 77W for bigger routes and 777-9 when more large planes are needed. AA has the long thin a...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca news
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: Avianca news

720B, I got the email from routesonline too this morning but since Avianca Brasil and Colombia are owned by the same person the post doesn't make the distinction and it should. AV Brasil is playing with fire taking on AA and LATAM on the GRU to Miami and now JFK routes. GOL tried that with the "...

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7473

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

The 777 LN1 is the prototype which will be returned to Boeing after its life at Cathay. This was in the contract when the plane was sold to Cathay.

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by jfk777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca news
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: Avianca news

Avianca Brasil not Colombia, when making "Avianca" statements distinguish please.

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by jfk777
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 4649

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

Korea could be more important to United if Asiana, a Star alliance partner, offered UA something in Seoul. Chicago to ICN is flown by Asiana so UA would only fly if demand was there. United's lonely Korean gateway is likely to remain San Francisco which is sad since Newark and Houston would make goo...

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by jfk777
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 5574

Re: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia

777 for Qantas, QF was one of Boeing"s Gang of eight airlines to advice on what the 777-200 should be. All others of the eight ordered 777's. The 777-200ER would have been great for Qantas to cities like San Francisco from SYD and Brisbane to LAX. IF QF had ordered he 777 in the 1990's they may...

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by jfk777
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8973

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

Sounds like BA is selling First Class and Club World very well.

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by jfk777
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners
Replies: 33
Views: 4987

BA Terminal 5 and OW Partners

BA loves to use other OW or common One World facilities at airports but doesn't allow one One World airline to use its Terminal 5 and facilities like the Concorde lounge at London Heathrow, only sister Iberia. At Tokyo's Haneda it uses all the JAL facilities but relegates JAL's one daily 777 to old ...

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by jfk777
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 5479

Re: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?

Airlines needed "three" to cross the Atlantic and Pacific since ETOPS were limited in 1970's. GE, RR and PW engines had limits at around 50K thrust in the late 1970;s so three or four engines were needed to get a planes big enough off the ground. When the 767 was adapted for Atlantic fligh...

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by jfk777
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th
Replies: 58
Views: 5621

Re: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th

Years ago Olivetti, an Italian firm, did the same thing by paying "December" salaries in January to make the previous years profits higher.

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by jfk777
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 109
Views: 15925

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

As a long haul replacement for the A340s, for the longer routes that can't take an A330, would a 330NEO be able to fly it, or would they have to go to 787/A350? Every time I have flown to London Heathrow recently I have noticed SAA A330-200 but no A340's which is interesting. SAA should dump the A3...

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by jfk777
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to expand Bogota - Madrid service from Nov 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Avianca to expand Bogota - Madrid service from Nov 2017

With flights to Madrid from Cali, Cartagena, Medellin and Bogota is there room for Barranquilla ? BAQ in the 1970's used to have an AV 707 nonstop once a week. BAQ is a city if two million people so there a market to Spain on some level, I wonder how many BAQ passengers fill the three 787 AV flights...

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by jfk777
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11627

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

British Airways is probably short A380, Willie Walsh has said several times that he doesn't like Airbus prices for new one and has not been able to find used ones he likes. One would think Malaysia Airlines would be open to leasing their six A380 to BA, but what the Malaysian's think they are worth ...

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by jfk777
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to expand Bogota - Madrid service from Nov 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Avianca to expand Bogota - Madrid service from Nov 2017

With three 787-8 daily from Bogota to Madrid is it time for Avianca to consider getting 787-9 or 787-10 ?

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by jfk777
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20970

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Never thought I would live to see the day Richard Branson owned only a minority share of Virgin Atlantic. After selling Virgin Records many years ago and selling 49% of Virgin Atlantic to Singapore Airlines for about one billion dollars in 2000( the same 49% Delta owns), SRB has "cashed out&quo...

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD-MIA market
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: MAD-MIA market

Iberia has lots on onward connections because Madrid is the biggest market for most Latin destinations IB flies to. Miami is well served by most European airlines connections on IB from MIA have lots of competition from JFK, LHR and CDG. Its more likely many MIA-MAD passengers are connecting in MIA ...

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103651

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

I'd love to see the data you have to back up your last statement. Refer to the regional numbers in the Q2 earnings report. As for your next to last paragraph, we've been told for years that slots can't be sold in China. Now that it seems like AA needs to do that, apparently it is ok. I have no idea...

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 11747

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

Sadly they could've invested all of the Skylink and Terminal D money plus maybe another 25% and built a completely new, tremendously more efficient terminal building under one roof Construct 165 new gates "under one roof" while 165 existing gates are still in business (can't close the air...

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA closing its GRU crew base
Replies: 35
Views: 6922

Re: BA closing its GRU crew base

Alex Cruz should take a cruise back ti Barcelona and get out of the airline industry. BA is being ruined Mr. Cruz.

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to discontinue flights to Venezuela
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: AA to discontinue flights to Venezuela

wouldn't be surprised by this at all.

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20970

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Now we know how SRB cashes out of Virgin Atlantic. Sad to see this . Virgin is an airline with "fight" in its history always having the UK deck stacked against it by the Late Lord King and late Sir Colin Marshall of British Airways. First it was stuck at Gatwick until 1991 when United and ...

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 9510

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

Does United to a greater presence in Florida ? They serve Latin America from Houston and Newark quite well, flying from Florida to Latin America is not the ticket to the promised land. United is sill suffering from Continental indigestion and getting Spirit would give it a heart attack.

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 7163

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

While sadly Boeing didn't sell many 748 it dies give LH an edge, its a great plane to compliment the A380. I would not feel downgraded if my A380 was replaced by a 747-8, its also a great looking plane. The LH 748 fleet can also serve the distant corners of the LH system like Buenos Aires and Hong K...

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KKR, Warburg Pincus show interest in Air India privatisation
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: KKR, Warburg Pincus show interest in Air India privatisation

KKR may be interested in a piece of Air India they can spin off and sell, I do not see them as operators of this airline for years to come. Whatever happens at AI the labor situation is going to have to be dealt with, its hard to see how labor will not put a monkey wrench into the equation for the n...

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to USA
Replies: 25
Views: 4185

Re: Level to USA

Surprised Level doesn't fly to New York, Boston or Washington but instead they go longer to LAX & OAK. WHY do Californians like Barcelona better then east coasters ?

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 44
Views: 9611

Re: Sunday Times British Airways

Whatever happens at BA the Club World seats have to go. BA and IB need a uniform seat similar to the Cathay Pacific seats, its time BA stop relying on its crappy CW seats. First Class needs to become more exclusive at 8 seats, current the standard is 14 seats on their 777-200/300, A380 and 744's. Th...

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders more A330s for Level
Replies: 37
Views: 9742

Re: IAG orders more A330s for Level

The A330-300 may not have the range Total needs, Spain to EZE and LAX is a LONG WAY. The A330-200 is better for 12-13 hour flights from Barcelona.

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by jfk777
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5328

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

BA will probably be the last 744 operator at LHR since EA AL's 744 are soon to be replaced by 787's.

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by jfk777
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN and IR in the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: VN and IR in the U.S.

Vietnam Airlines has a great fleet of 787-9 and A350-900 planes, they suffer from the same problem Thailand has. Being so far west in Asia a 15 hour flight to LAX is not commercially viable. VN needs to make a deal with Skyteam airlines to connect over NRT and ICN. A US flight could be viable if the...

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by jfk777
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 26
Views: 5824

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

I do not think there is enough land at T8 for BA until after they retire the 744. I believe BA is supposed to get their own wing of terminal 8 as a portion of terminal 8 remains unfinished. BA and AA need to think about the next 50 years, which means first build out the AA T8 to its original dimens...

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa considers a return to Manila
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: Lufthansa considers a return to Manila

The economics of LH flying to Manila have changed since last time an LH 747 saw Manila, the likes of Emirates didn't exist. IF LH were to fly to MNL an A350 would be their best plane for such a long route.

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 26
Views: 5824

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

British Airways needs to settle what its long term plans are. Staying at terminal 7 or moving ? Moving to AA or somewhere else ? BA is probably JFK's fourth largest airline, its terminal issues need to be settled.

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 9940

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

With all the existing from LGW to the USA, new flights to Buenos Aires and Singapore plus the Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm flights to Bangkok Norwegian must have 50 787. All those new 787 could make a tasty merger morsel for some hungry and expansionary airline, especially some run by Hungry Irish...

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of ex-Hainan A340-600 Fleet?
Replies: 8
Views: 3195

Re: Status of ex-Hainan A340-600 Fleet?

Sad ending to three A340-600 that started Cathay nonstop flights to JFK.

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by jfk777
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 289
Views: 57010

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

What will United replace the 744 fleet with since the A350-1000 is delayed and may never see service at UA. 777-300ER are nice but with 366 passengers United really packs them in, I am going to Tokyo on a JAL 77W with 242 passengers.

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

Re: KLM's investment and partnership changes in Kenya Airways

This is a KLM legacy investment left over from before merged with Air France.

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by jfk777
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 16282

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

When JAL does start their A350 services lets hope First Class stays too and Business Class is similar to the 787-9 J class.

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by jfk777
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A340 operator
Replies: 56
Views: 10517

Re: Last A340 operator

Lots depends on price of fuel, A340 look good as long as oil is at current levels. IF oil goes up a lot the A340 is Doomed. Look for many to get parked.

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by jfk777
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103651

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

It really doesn't matter how hard AA is trying to get a commercially viable slot but simply whether they have one or not. DL says it does have the ability to get one in time to start the route not months in advance but within the 90 days that AA has been given just like every other carrier in a rou...

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 103651

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

IS there any reason why AA could not reduce the DFW and ORD to PEK frequencies from daily to 5 times weekly ? This would allow LAX ro PEK 4 times weekly flights.

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by jfk777
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA International routes
Replies: 67
Views: 16285

Re: New AA International routes

Why has it taken until now for AA to get to Amsterdam ? Years ago before alliances existed AA & KLM had FF reciprocity. Only if BA and KLM had merged Europe would look differently today.

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by jfk777
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops
Replies: 54
Views: 10981

Re: Virgin Atlantic 747 replacement program for Gatwick Ops

The 787-9 have just 31 Upper Class seats, they should increase that.

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by jfk777
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 34848

Re: United and jetblue merger

AA and JB would be better. AA is weak in FLL, BOS and MCO where JB is strong. IF AA and JB merged they would control two huge terminals at JFK and could allow BA to forget about their terminal 7 and built a new T7. So many permutations to a JB/AA merger that its all good.

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