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Aug 14, 20, 6:39 am
Replies: 89
Views: 8,847
Posted By luckypierre

Aren't the airlines also required to notify DOT...

Aren't the airlines also required to notify DOT about possible schedule changes? What comes to mind is earlier in the pandemic, Alaska Airlines ,which has established 2x daily service from AUS and...
Aug 14, 20, 6:26 am
Replies: 73
Views: 5,125
Posted By luckypierre

About time...always a retro aspect of AA...

About time...always a retro aspect of AA operations compared to competitors like DL and SW. Assume management made a calculation if they made the process of using credits more difficult then some...
Jul 24, 20, 8:36 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,811
Posted By luckypierre

Having flown the "Big 4" over past six weeks, my...

Having flown the "Big 4" over past six weeks, my observation is AA is furthest along in the "public relations theater" road and the gulf between what they proudly announce (Total commitment to your...
Jul 16, 20, 8:49 am
Replies: 888
Views: 127,472
Posted By luckypierre

That seems like a probable date.. although one of...

That seems like a probable date.. although one of the casualties of this tragedy has been the FAA's reputation in the global air safety community. Suspect what would have been a given 5-10 years ago-...
Jul 16, 20, 8:33 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,657
Posted By luckypierre

Seems to me to achieve several goals for AA ...

Seems to me to achieve several goals for AA

Offer a diplomatic exit for cancellations and/or delivery deferrals (couldn't find the money!)
Signal to Boeing they wish to reopen negotiations on...
Jul 9, 20, 11:19 am
Replies: 807
Views: 184,591
Posted By luckypierre

Little anecdote relevant to this thread. ...

Little anecdote relevant to this thread.

Grabbed a basic economy fare to SEA several months ago...last week, while examining my upcoming travel on the AA website that particular record locator had...
Jul 4, 20, 11:44 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,786
Posted By luckypierre

Tried to pay attention to the airline industry...

Tried to pay attention to the airline industry during these tumultuous times. Keep seeing 1/4 to 1/3 tossed around both domestically and internationally. headcount and planes. For some reason,...
Jul 4, 20, 11:36 am
Replies: 1,279
Views: 295,115
Posted By luckypierre

Thanks for the insight, as someone who competed...

Thanks for the insight, as someone who competed for decades for the upgrade, better seat choice on SW, always checked in right at start. Quite frustrating to be assigned 32B on an A321 when the seat...
Jun 28, 20, 2:29 pm
Replies: 179
Views: 29,411
Posted By luckypierre

About 50 on June 16 LAS to AUS About 80-90 on...

About 50 on June 16 LAS to AUS
About 80-90 on June 24 PHX to SAT
Jun 28, 20, 5:25 am
Replies: 65
Views: 11,902
Posted By luckypierre

This is a bogus announcement from AA, at least...

This is a bogus announcement from AA, at least for June flights.
Pack 'em in-except for rows associated with "flight attendant social distancing"

Flyertalk participants observed that AA never...
Jun 11, 20, 12:53 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,059
Posted By luckypierre

Middle Seat Blocking a Fiction on AA?

First flight since late February..the temptation of a $40 fare up to Chicago too attractive and yes, did the basic economy route, aware of all the "gotchas"...so the AA booking engine puts me in 25B...
May 7, 20, 11:14 am
Replies: 61
Views: 9,059
Posted By luckypierre

DL has committed on their website and thru agent...

DL has committed on their website and thru agent confirmations that they will be blocking middle seats thru June 30th thru changes in their booking software. More vague on 2 x 2 aircraft.
May 7, 20, 10:43 am
Replies: 138
Views: 10,362
Posted By luckypierre

my modest contribution...for months have had a...

my modest contribution...for months have had a dive trip over the 4th from SAT-RTB thru DFW. About six weeks ago, AA dropped the DFW route and rerouted me thru MIA. Then over this past week,...
Oct 18, 19, 12:00 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 40,954
Posted By luckypierre

My experience with the 3 BE fares is that the...

My experience with the 3 BE fares is that the seating algorithm fills the worst seats first...from back of the aircraft middle seat first
There is no evaluation of elite status with the airline to...
Oct 18, 19, 11:31 am
Replies: 70
Views: 17,670
Posted By luckypierre

My experience flying DL 2 or 3 times a year is...

My experience flying DL 2 or 3 times a year is that they are ahead in the game..planes depart on time, cabins are clean and cabin staff are reasonably enthused about their work. Mr Parker seems to be...
Jun 15, 19, 12:04 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,751
Posted By luckypierre

have very rarely encountered "inability to check...

have very rarely encountered "inability to check in online" for a domestic flight due to a syncing error..ticket reissued, exact name discrepancy, etc

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Jun 15, 19, 11:57 am
Replies: 132
Views: 33,319
Posted By luckypierre

add a data point..tried to look at US-HKG for CX ...

add a data point..tried to look at US-HKG for CX business awards using BA website (and Qantas) yesterday
About a dozen dates, including right at end of availability
Nothing.
BA website was...
Apr 13, 19, 3:33 am
Replies: 50
Views: 39,325
Posted By luckypierre

It would be an interesting trivial fact to know...

It would be an interesting trivial fact to know the "spoilage" percentage of paper versus e vouchers..suspect a fairly big gulf separates the two--something AA's financial folks are fully aware of
Apr 13, 19, 3:24 am
Replies: 597
Views: 94,205
Posted By luckypierre

Wow, that skepticism cuts to the a core tenet of...

Wow, that skepticism cuts to the a core tenet of SWA
Apr 11, 19, 5:10 am
Replies: 597
Views: 94,205
Posted By luckypierre

Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times wrote an...

Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times wrote an informative report on the forces involved on the horizontal stabilizer and how they may have been too great for the pilots to turn the manual trim wheel
Apr 11, 19, 4:05 am
Replies: 35
Views: 13,439
Posted By luckypierre

I've used BA miles on AA metal many times and it...

I've used BA miles on AA metal many times and it seems each time altering the record to reflect my AA status has grown slightly more challenging...so for future reference, during the ticketing...
Apr 11, 19, 3:45 am
Replies: 1,487
Views: 265,379
Posted By luckypierre

This has been my general response to the whole...

This has been my general response to the whole dynamic award pricing phenomena...Really makes travel planning on more exotic destinations problematic..sympathy for the businessman who has loyally...
Apr 3, 19, 1:26 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,119
Posted By luckypierre

as a couple, the 2-3-2 arrangement of the 67 is a...

as a couple, the 2-3-2 arrangement of the 67 is a plus
Apr 3, 19, 11:58 am
Replies: 3,230
Views: 399,699
Posted By luckypierre

Having difficulty understanding the nature of the...

Having difficulty understanding the nature of the MCAS "reset" phenomena being discussed in the aviation press
It resets to its original trim position or advances after the pilot resists by pulling...
Mar 24, 18, 9:49 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,587
Posted By luckypierre

Brand loyalty (it seems to me that SW has a good...

Brand loyalty (it seems to me that SW has a good handle on revenue management).
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