1x MCO is a joke. 2x JFK maybe can work because of the international feed. They must think the interline feed flying is profitable because they actively seek it, but I'm surprised because they have no JV's so all of those flights the revenue is split based on the tariff rules. They should seek a JV ...Jump to post
Given that Frontier tried exactly this and then pulled it down about as quickly as they put it up, I'm gonna go with "no." You can't completely compare the Frontier situation. First of all, when Frontier did it it was a much more challenged environment and they were a "new" ULCC...Jump to post
You'd want to focus on PHL routes that are still legacy dominated. You'd want used low-cost equipment (I recommend used A320's in a two class configuration similar to that used by AirTran - basically copy AirTran's soft product). The other option, see if you can get a deal on some CRJ-1000's and fit...Jump to post
UA needs to be on that end because they do some of the handling for LH. UA also operated the 757 to DTW and was the only North Terminal airline to do so. They also currently have several daily flights on 739's, so they do need big spaces too (remember that a split-scimitared 739 takes up almost as m...Jump to post
9 seats or less 4x per week or less falls under the purview of Non-scheduled and doesn't require a commuter authority (they can sell tickets for anything they can operate). any more seats or any more frequency requires commuter authority. However, to your original point ANYTHING under part 380 is co...Jump to post
If you were doing this with a Part 135 it would be easier to just have the Part 135 handle selling the tickets and you provide a revenue guarantee/revenue sharing agreement and/or pay for any infrastructure they need. Part 380 is mostly useful for selling flights that would normally require a Part 1...Jump to post
Northwest and TPG bought YX because they didn't want AirTran buying up a fortress hub right in the middle of their "heartland" strategy and thus ruining it. NW also made some half-ass attempts to run routes codeshared with YX - they allowed the YX code to go on MKE-DTW (which YX didn't ser...Jump to post
Now that Aerodynamics Inc has their house in order and has been successfully serving DEN-PIR-ATY for a year, I think they may bid on one or all of those markets too.Jump to post
With IAD and EWR bases the performance is less of an issue. The only EWR route that really required the XR was EWR-XNA and that has since been replaced by an E-170.Jump to post
I think by throwing some ATR-72's into the mix the economics on a lot of their routes will get a lot better. Particularly their intrastate routes with competition such as FLL-TPA and their core Bahamas flights like FLL-MHH and FLL-ELH and also some of their intra-state monopoly routes with a lot of ...Jump to post
OK, folks slow your roll a bit. Let's limit this to intercontinental flights. If you do that then only the bay area and NYC have 3 and NYC only does if you count SWF. South Florida has two. DC has two if you include BWI. Boston has two if you include PVD (I don't - I consider PVD its own market). Or...Jump to post
This is how I would Imagine it would go - 1. Build new "Block" terminal where F would go. 2. Extend "Block" over roadway to E 3. Move Terminal E airlines to A, move AA into new terminal, expand and integrate new terminal with D 4. Build new terminal over space formerly occupied ...Jump to post
This is how I would Imagine it would go - 1. Build new "Block" terminal where F would go. 2. Extend "Block" over roadway to E 3. Move Terminal E airlines to A, move AA into new terminal, expand and integrate new terminal with D 4. Build new terminal over space formerly occupied b...Jump to post
The theory with Silver was that they could make it work in these smaller markets with the smaller frame when it turns out that with the current travel restrictions, ever market except HAV, and to a lesser extent HOG are pretty dodge. I also think Silver wasn't expecting to have competition on so man...Jump to post
Real off-the-wall question. Would a cargo-only airport be viable? Are the (mostly) abandoned facilities in the US Midwest (like the former Chanute AFB in IL?) suitable for repurposing as cargo hubs? Those already have infrastructure. Having cargo-only eliminates all of the stuff required by passeng...Jump to post
I can see Omni maybe being interested in one or two. I don't know of any others. Not many passenger airlines are expanding their widebody fleets and willing to use old aircraft to do so and not many airlines are flying widebody aircraft where replacing them with a 20 year old 777 is a real upgrade. ...Jump to post
HRO selected Contour because they use a pressurized JS31 reconfigured for just 9 seats to meet Part 135 (this is the way they currently serve TUP). Their bid was much more expensive than Southern's. The DOT overrode the bids because they were nearly identical in that they were both Part 135 9-seater...Jump to post
AC much prefers to use G so that they can have short turn times and pax connecting from UA domestic don't have to go through security to get to their AC flight. It would probably make the most sense to move AI and/or SQ over to A since they probably don't have too many connections from UA.Jump to post
I have a feeling that the DOT will override the Quincy community preference and select OO, since it is the cheapest total bid, has the highest projected traffic, is a proven entity, and the lowest anticipated subsidy per enplanement as well as the community preference of CGI. Overriding the communit...Jump to post
Also, winter is when a lot of the oil and mining workers based up there want to get away for vacations. YVR service makes it much easier for them to connect to a broader range of destinations in the US and Mexico than YYC or YEG.Jump to post
aviationjunky wrote:Could it be a smaller, "regional" airport for carriers with smaller aircraft to use in order to declutter IND?
Yeah, I have to believe that the SSJ-100 is right sized for a lot of SU's routes compared to the Airbus. They already operate a lot of routes with low frequency so they can't pull that lever. There IS demand between a lot of different markets so they should be served, and it would be politically unp...Jump to post
It does not appear to be in effect yet and there's no guarantee it ever will.
Just because Southern says they're working on it doesn't mean AA is. AA has very little to gain.
The 757 was too much plane for the routes they operated and the Canadian dollar was too weak.
However, their experiment on SFB-SJU was somewhat successful and proved that there was a market despite the existing capacity on MCO-SJU, which likely led Allegiant to start SFB-SJU.
MCD and PTK in Michigan I could see MCD served on a seasonal basis with a Caravan or something similar. Direct flights to/from the Chicago and Detroit areas. As I said in a different reply, according to Wiki, MCD does have service. Is that not correct? MCD does not have real scheduled air service. ...Jump to post
fare doesn't matter when calculating subsidy per pax, so they actually need 23k pax. Which is 11.5k each way - MCN hasn't had enplanement numbers like that since like 2004. To go from 0 to 11.5k enplanements is sorta insane expectations. It would result in something like a 49% LF if the aircraft is ...Jump to post
Sad, but they made it longer than a lot of people expected. Hopefully CFM can find flying for the pilots (although I'm sure if they have the hours they'll have no trouble getting hired by a part 121 regional or if they don't have the hours, Cape Air or Boutique Air) I believe GLO leased the Saabs th...Jump to post
Where did it fly in the Y400 configuration during the winter? CUN? Cuba? MCO?Jump to post
Modesto has air service. Carbondale has air service at MWA less than a half hour away. FOE had service a few years ago to ORD but it didn't work. PIE has like 400k enplanements last year. Just because it's not served by a network carrier doesn't mean it's automatically underserved. SAF currently has...Jump to post
At DFW it would be theoretically possible to add a new top floor onto Terminal D to allow sterile international to international connections. This would require a lot of coordination with DHS on how to do this and it's likely that you'd have to board from both the transit lounge and the regular loun...Jump to post
This also allows the rebanking of ORD to occur with the same facilities without reducing total seat count. Especially since during the summer a lot of destinations are getting 9-10 PM departures that previously had their latest flight leave at 6:30-8 PM.Jump to post
Austin is a very rapidly growing tourist destination, has a very high average income, and has a large catchment area (now that it has superior service, I imagine it is getting a fair amount of leakage from the San Antonio area a little over an hour away. It also serves a large percentage of passenge...Jump to post
I think this is more to stop Norwegian from setting up a subsidiary in, for example, the Dominican Republic, which has full open skies with the US and could be exploited quite successfully (both by stealing O&D to PUJ/STI/SDQ or unofficially offering cabotage connections there (although with US ...Jump to post
The air pressure headphones were so awful and stupid.
I loved that as a kid, if my parents didn't pay to rent the headsets/they weren't complimentary, I could raise the armrest to ear-level stick my ear over the holes, and hear the audio.
There are some valid reasons to send them to DFW and MIA - average stage length for 70 seater flights out of DFW is longer and MIA has a lot of routes that require the short field and overwater capabilities of the E-175 - the E-175 is currently the only American Eagle aircraft operated in an out of ...Jump to post
I really think such an aircraft would only catch on in South Asia (India, Thailand, and Indonesia). The market is probably less than 200 frames.Jump to post
And UA increasing ORD-OGG to 5x weekly. Kirby is making a difference already. This is good to see and hopefully it will bring fares down. Usually. Alaska is significantly cheaper than United going to the secondary islands. I believe ORD had KOA service at one point on United through either OGG or H...Jump to post
Skywest was running about a 50% LF on the Brasilia in PUB. I think PUB had 2 E120 flights a day, so 30 pax each way per day on weekdays, 15 on weekends, so around 10,000 enplanements per year. I think the PUB service is somewhat sensitive to what is available at COS at the time. If there is LCC/ULCC...Jump to post
SWF-LPA is within range, but not many Americans know about the Canary Islands. That being said not that many Americans had much desire to travel to Martinique or Guadelupe and those flights are apparently doing well. They could also try somewhere in Portugal. Not really. Reality of the thing (MAX) ...Jump to post
SWF-LPA is within range, but not many Americans know about the Canary Islands. That being said not that many Americans had much desire to travel to Martinique or Guadelupe and those flights are apparently doing well. They could also try somewhere in Portugal.Jump to post