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Mar 7, 20, 10:32 am
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Views: 4,636
Posted By phlwookie

Ah yes, Christine the Hangar Queen, N600AU, later...

Ah yes, Christine the Hangar Queen, N600AU, later N916UW after the HP-US merger re-registrations. Line #3 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) off the 757 line and...
Feb 29, 20, 7:47 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,285
Posted By phlwookie

IIRC that closed station basically overcharged...

IIRC that closed station basically overcharged those who forgot to fill up previously. I didnít think it was on airport property though and I doubt the airport had anything to do with closing it....
Feb 27, 20, 10:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,444
Posted By phlwookie

Not that the crew base *should* have any impact...

Not that the crew base *should* have any impact on service, but PHL-MAN is a 787. Do they have a PHL 787 crew base open yet?
Feb 23, 20, 8:01 am
Replies: 372
Views: 180,029
Posted By phlwookie

To be honest, boarding order probably matters...

To be honest, boarding order probably matters less on small RJs like the CRJ-200 and ERJ-145 than nearly any other aircraft types because the overhead bins are so small that most have to leave...
Jan 18, 20, 11:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,474
Posted By phlwookie

Then the math is easy, barring an insurance...

Then the math is easy, barring an insurance dispute.
Jan 18, 20, 10:17 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,474
Posted By phlwookie

The 321T is just a winglet A321 (“32B”) with the...

The 321T is just a winglet A321 (“32B”) with the premium transcon configuration, right? It would seem that they could just put the seats from the stricken 321T into a 32B if so - the size of the 32B...
Jan 18, 20, 9:50 am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,852
Posted By phlwookie

I live in PHL but have done AMS-LHR-PHL at times...

I live in PHL but have done AMS-LHR-PHL at times when the non-stop wasn’t running in winter in past years. All but one time, the BA flight arrived at T5, and AA goers out of T3, which does make for a...
Dec 22, 19, 9:34 am
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Views: 304,847
Posted By phlwookie

The one current Concierge Key member I know goes...

The one current Concierge Key member I know goes out of his way to go to AA Dining participating restaurants for lunch to get what is typically just dozens of miles per transaction, then will fly to...
Sep 1, 19, 2:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By phlwookie

Amtrak is also an option, and often a better one...

Amtrak is also an option, and often a better one given how delay prone EWR in particular can be. And it’s usually more comfortable as well.
Jun 16, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 6,362
Posted By phlwookie

There was a thread here the other day about a 321...

There was a thread here the other day about a 321 with a fuel tank that was inoperative that made a fuel stop in STL on BOS-LAX instead of cancelling the flight. That plane was N990AU operating AA167...
Apr 29, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 152
Views: 3,346
Posted By phlwookie

A colleague at CLT canít check their bag because...

A colleague at CLT canít check their bag because all the computers are down at the counters, so assume itís a systemwide outage.
Apr 27, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 54
Views: 11,609
Posted By phlwookie

PHX is the southwestern US equivalent of CLT - a...

PHX is the southwestern US equivalent of CLT - a growing city connecting a lot of east-west traffic to the West Coast, more cheaply and efficiently than LAX, and with lower aircraft stage lengths...
Apr 10, 19, 8:13 am
Replies: 50
Views: 8,160
Posted By phlwookie

I asked a cousin whoís a year into flying right...

I asked a cousin whoís a year into flying right seat on E145s, and he confirmed that this should never have happened. If they werenít through the checklist they shouldnít have accepted landing...
Apr 5, 19, 12:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By phlwookie

Your best bet would be to park in the economy or...

Your best bet would be to park in the economy or an off-airport lot as others have suggested. The E garage is not connected to the A/B garage (they’re basically different garage “towers”), however if...
Feb 4, 19, 6:54 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By phlwookie

AA 191, ORD, May 25, 1979. All perished. Cause...

AA 191, ORD, May 25, 1979. All perished. Cause was triggered by improper maintenance procedures, though as with most disasters there were other contributing factors.

From...
Nov 22, 18, 10:14 am
Replies: 418
Views: 297,989
Posted By phlwookie

This thread just validates why I avoid LAX as...

This thread just validates why I avoid LAX as much as possible for international flights.
Apr 6, 18, 1:11 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By phlwookie

I usually fly ORD-HKG several times per year, and...

I usually fly ORD-HKG several times per year, and numerous times we’ve had longer flight times, sometimes 2-3 hours longer, to avoid volcanic ash, usually those on the Kamchatka Peninsula. I can...
Jan 14, 18, 7:32 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By phlwookie

Unfortunately for OP, it appears the seasonal...

Unfortunately for OP, it appears the seasonal nonstop PHL-VCE AA flight doesnít start until April 3, running in the schedule until October 27. That sounds about normal, though itís far enough out...
Nov 19, 17, 8:00 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,916
Posted By phlwookie

WIth AA using the older 763s on PHL-ZRH rather...

WIth AA using the older 763s on PHL-ZRH rather than the A330-200 like the last time time they served it, itís tough to tell how reliable it will be. However, with the 763 also operating LIS, AMS,...
Nov 4, 17, 9:30 am
Replies: 1,148
Views: 510,316
Posted By phlwookie

I routinely use the AMEX lounge in D with shorter...

I routinely use the AMEX lounge in D with shorter layovers than that. The train between terminals will take 15-20 minutes tops between most gates.
Oct 6, 17, 3:24 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 7,092
Posted By phlwookie

Before worrying too much, remember that the...

Before worrying too much, remember that the chances of a fuel stop on any given day are quite low. Doesn't mean it won't happen, but the likelihood is not high.
Sep 16, 17, 3:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,479
Posted By phlwookie

It was probably just an issue with the AC packs....

It was probably just an issue with the AC packs. It looks like you got to the gate 28 minutes early, which is good in this case. The only other option would have been to divert somewhere to get it...
Sep 12, 17, 8:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By phlwookie

BA J on the A380 is fine, it's just not really...

BA J on the A380 is fine, it's just not really any different than the 747 or 777. They missed an opportunity to introduce a more competitive business class when they debuted the 380 a few years back,...
Aug 31, 17, 8:27 pm
Replies: 601
Views: 179,420
Posted By phlwookie

I assume it's just the age of the AA Sabre...

I assume it's just the age of the AA Sabre implementation. After the HP merger, US left Sabre, which I don't recall having instant ticketing back then, for I believe HP/EDS Shares which did, then...
Aug 28, 17, 4:35 pm
Replies: 1,649
Views: 648,293
Posted By phlwookie

As someone who flies out of A-West 1-2x/month...

As someone who flies out of A-West 1-2x/month during the European rush, I do the following:


If flying BA, LH, or QR, who don't support PreCheck, I use one of the A-West checkpoints.
If flying...
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