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Jan 28, 18, 12:33 am
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Posted By SuperBuck27

Comments from a first time Qatar flyer yesterday...

Comments from a first time Qatar flyer yesterday so apologies for the newbie viewpoints.

Just flew DFW to DOH last night and no mattress topper in business class. Still a comfy sleeper in the 777...
Jan 6, 18, 9:19 am
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Views: 5,582
Posted By SuperBuck27

I guess my question is this: Who is Group #2...

I guess my question is this: Who is Group #2 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) ? Is this Exec Platinums?

When I was a Plat Pro last year (big wup -- not much...
Feb 28, 17, 1:38 pm
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Views: 793
Posted By SuperBuck27

None that I am aware of -- other than "buying up"...

None that I am aware of -- other than "buying up" to status near the AA plan year end.

I ***DID*** just note when buying my Platinum Pro status today that the AA Citi Card ***still*** markets...
Apr 4, 16, 9:45 am
Replies: 87
Views: 10,349
Posted By SuperBuck27

Changes / speculation about to AS partnership after April 2016 AS-VX announcement

Did a search and did not see this specific discussion.

For heavy SFO - DFW/DAL travelers, this is of particular interest. Perhaps not unlike others here, I have been "cheating" on AA by taking a...
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Views: 22,335
Posted By SuperBuck27

I should have been more clear. What is the...

I should have been more clear. What is the potential impact of the new layout on scoring complimentary upgrades (to Bus Class, I suppose) for heavy Transcon EXPs?

I am sure someone has generated...
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Posted By SuperBuck27

Bingo. You win. When you get to know most of...

Bingo. You win.

When you get to know most of the FA's on LAX/JFK and SFO/JFK by their first name (and they welcome you by your first name when you board), you know you are flying a butt-load of...
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Posted By SuperBuck27

Exp 2012/13

YTD EQPs: 77,204
YTD EQMs: 152,574
YTD EQSs: 56

100% Domestic -- no overseas trips in 2012.

Happy holidays to all and especially to all new EXP's. See you on board next year -- maybe...
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Views: 477,909
Posted By SuperBuck27

WSJ: US Presses its Case for a Combination with AA

The Wall Street Journal story is reporting today that Doug Parker made an offer wherein he valued US business value at 30% of a total AA-US merger.

In a related story in the Waco Tribune Harold...
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Views: 6,583
Posted By SuperBuck27

Amen, brother. If you sum up the whole thing, it...

Amen, brother. If you sum up the whole thing, it boils down to your last two sentences.

Just for fun, I wrote a new Top 10 List Of Why This Merger Makes So Much Sense (tongue in cheek, bien sur)....
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Posted By SuperBuck27

Top 10 List

Without further ado, the Top 10 Reasons Why a US merger with AA makes incredible sense:

1. Doug is a genius

2. Doug really "gets" the airlines business as seen by the phenomenal success of the...
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Views: 7,119
Posted By SuperBuck27

I signed up last week and am waiting for status...

I signed up last week and am waiting for status match confirmation also.

The new SFO direct to DCA could be magic for me.

I have to fly to DC 1x per month and can't stand UA's service to IAD...
Replies: 45
Views: 5,281
Posted By SuperBuck27

The one thing I really miss....

Maker's Mark Bourbon...

That stuff helped me survive all the frickin' time in the air building my company.

Ahhhhhh......miss that stuff.
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Views: 38,016
Posted By SuperBuck27

Why SJC as a hub did not work (one person's observations)

I rarely disagree with BRP but have to counter on this one. I am also a tech company honcho (but, unlike BRP, a still recovering ex-attorney) and it has always struck me as odd that SJC couldn't...
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Views: 16,461
Posted By SuperBuck27

I totally forgot about PHI and CLT. I stand...

I totally forgot about PHI and CLT. I stand corrected!!!

Laughing out loud.
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Views: 16,461
Posted By SuperBuck27

A combination with US adds nothing to Bay Area AA...

A combination with US adds nothing to Bay Area AA users. It is of little value unless you want to get to PHX more often -- which is what WN is for. Again, US is useless to most all West Coast AA...
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Views: 16,461
Posted By SuperBuck27

DELTA SFO

Delta? Larger operations out of SFO than AA? I don't think so. Some of the data nerds here can supply the actual departures/operations statistics, but Delta's operations are either on par, or...
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Views: 16,461
Posted By SuperBuck27

Would be awesome to see a (eventual) AA SFO-DCA...

Would be awesome to see a (eventual) AA SFO-DCA slot. I know this is wishful thinking, but I dream about AA SFO-DCA direct. Would be SO nice...

Ahhhh....
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Posted By SuperBuck27

All good points. I concur with everything you...

All good points. I concur with everything you have suggested.

I think the main thing to note here is there is nominal value that US should start buying AA unsecured debt.

There are also no...
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Posted By SuperBuck27

"The unsecured creditors committee will...

"The unsecured creditors committee will ultimately get stock in new AA in exchange for their claims" -- Really? That is a lock? I am not so sure. There is no guarantee that they will get equity. What...
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Posted By SuperBuck27

I'll try to answer your question. I assume...

I'll try to answer your question.

I assume you are referencing the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)? The unsecured debt is, of course, behind the secured debt (typically the banks). I have not looked...
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Posted By SuperBuck27

Parker also said that US has figured out how to...

Parker also said that US has figured out how to power all AA flights with Cold Fusion, but I digress....
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Posted By SuperBuck27

Everyone should calm down. This is standard...

Everyone should calm down. This is standard procedure when negotiating with the creditors committee. It is always an option to "survey the market" as to who will make the creditors whole (and then...
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Posted By SuperBuck27

Thanks. Some of the other posters here remind me...

Thanks. Some of the other posters here remind me of a golf website I visit where a 20 handicapper tries to explain to scratch golfers why they should adopt his swing mechanics. Laughing out loud.
...
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Posted By SuperBuck27

AA will remain a standalone company post Ch 11

I occasionally weigh in here as I am likely one of the few BK lawyers who lurks here.

To summarize, AA is in very strong shape when compared to most other BK candidates. It is an almost certainty...
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Views: 9,375
Posted By SuperBuck27

Great input, JDiver. Thank you. We fly the AS to...

Great input, JDiver. Thank you. We fly the AS to Kona direct from SJC and it is PHENOMENAL. Very comfortable plane (its an 73-800). Great service. Modest price increate for F (which we bought for...
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