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Old Feb 11, 19, 8:19 am
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GFrye
 
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Originally Posted by iahphx View Post
Not only did they embrace a dubious concept, but they did it at a break-neck pace from secondary airports on tertiary routes where their prospects were the bleakest.
... and their rapid, initial transatlantic expansion was using a new(-ish) aircraft model with lots of kinks that needed to be worked out and a maintenance partner that wasn't prepared for the amount of work.
While the frequent B787 maintenance issues have largely been addressed by now, it affected their reputation.
Lately they've also tried a number of "Ryanair-style" routes from small airports, but that seems to have failed badly, based on the route closures.
Their Argentinian boondoggle is unlikely to help things either.

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