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(Some Guy)   AA has 7 valuable landing slots at JFK taken away because...they forgot they owned them   (thepointsguy.com) divider line
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1131 clicks; posted to Business » on 01 Oct 2022 at 11:41 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-01 11:44:04 PM  
If you're forgetting that you have those, AA, the first step is to admit you have a problem.
 
2022-10-02 12:20:13 AM  
Tax payers have bailed this company twice in the past 20 years. I predict bailout #3 will occur soon when they loose all their money. They will forget which bank they put it in.
 
2022-10-02 12:40:20 AM  
Well, American Airlines also seems to forget scheduled departure times pretty frequently, so this isn't a surprise.
 
2022-10-02 1:38:11 AM  
The FAA reclaimed seven JFK slots from American Airlines in 2019

FAA-FAA-FAA-FAA, FAA-FAA-FAA-FAA-FAA-FAA, better(not forget your slots)
 
2022-10-02 2:17:11 AM  
AA went AFK at JFK.
 
2022-10-02 2:54:54 AM  

HempHead: Tax payers have bailed this company twice in the past 20 years. I predict bailout #3 will occur soon when they loose all their money. They will forget which bank they put it in.


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2022-10-02 3:01:04 AM  
FWIW: Those "slots" are so hard to get, that many airlines will fly empty planes all over the country, just so they won't lose them over non-usage.
 
2022-10-02 4:42:15 AM  
They assigned slots based on usage. All sorts of hell descended after the plandemic. Can't do 30 flights a day from your assigned routes? Gonna auction them off to make up for ticket taxes to whoever sees the notice posted in a basement bathroom, without stairs, and a sign saying "beware of leopards".
 
2022-10-02 5:40:34 AM  
FAA-FO
Actually the guy's response that they just f@ed up in accounting for the slots and it made them look ridiculous was kinda refreshing due to lack of BS.
 
2022-10-02 11:56:19 AM  

dammit just give me a login: FAA-FO
Actually the guy's response that they just f@ed up in accounting for the slots and it made them look ridiculous was kinda refreshing due to lack of BS.


I bet they already fired the guy in charge of slot management.
 
2022-10-02 1:39:15 PM  
Anything with seven slots normally uses AAA
 
2022-10-02 1:48:47 PM  
They lost spots after the US Airways merger.  Translated: "we fired the operations guys responsible for managing JFK slots."

Some former US Airways employee is laughing his butt off.  If only the Wall Street Journal would find him.
 
2022-10-02 1:49:26 PM  
I was stuck in 12 hour unplanned layover earlier this year with American.  While pissing away the hours on my phone, I looked through all of my prior travel with American...

I was somehow delayed, often overnight, every single time.  In fact, the only times I've had to spend the night in the terminal or in a nearby hotel due to delays has been with American.

Never again.

Southwest or Delta for me.
 
2022-10-02 4:19:40 PM  
the airline thought it had 216 slots after losing the seven, while the FAA thought that it had 200

Oh hey look the government agency in charge of allocating and managing all the slots doesn't even know how many each airline has.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2022-10-02 5:25:02 PM  
Ah, AA, living up to its initials, or its name, truly the 'Murica of airlines.   Was pretty good to me 17 years ago when I was just starting to fly seriously, but its TATL partnership with BA screwed me over repeatedly and drove me into the open arms of NWA.  (To the right, Farkers pointing out how bad something had to suck, to make you switch to NWA.)
 
2022-10-02 8:10:39 PM  

dbirchall: Ah, AA, living up to its initials, or its name, truly the 'Murica of airlines.   Was pretty good to me 17 years ago when I was just starting to fly seriously, but its TATL partnership with BA screwed me over repeatedly and drove me into the open arms of NWA.  (To the right, Farkers pointing out how bad something had to suck, to make you switch to NWA.)


Well at least they always have an open slot to get you straight outta Compton.
 
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