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
Basically, one way fares grew as Southwest grew, and then as JetBlue and Spirit grew.
Southwest has always used one-way pricing. In markets where other airlines compete with Southwest, they also use One-Way pricing.
JetBlue, Frontier and Spirit have also always used one-way pricing.
I suspect that Southern Airways Express just wants to consolidate their DC Area operation to BWI. They're probably working really hard to get Morgantown to agree so they can close the IAD station. For things that matter to an operation like Southern Airways Express - easy ramp access, cheap rent, ea...Jump to post
It was a kit plane. Here is an ebay auction for a brochure for them - http://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Auto-aviac ... 135?_ul=BO
It apparently used an Oldsmobile 215 CID V8. I assume it has a radiator somewhere.
Seriously? COR-FDF? If you would have told me 3 years ago that in 2017 Norwegian Airlines would be building a scissor hub in Fort De France, I would have said you'd be certifiably insane.Jump to post
Based on this, I suspect it may have been intended to be part of an airsoft or paintball range based on this photo - https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/40/315482 ... 0f8a_b.jpg
It was apparently placed there sometime in 2015.
PVD-CVG is an interesting choice. Certainly more like an F9/NK route than a G4 route, but I think it's viable on a less than daily basis, at least in-season. PVD does have potential as a "destination" market for G4. I, somewhat by accident, ended up going on a beach vacation in New England...Jump to post
The newly required stop in AUA likely killed the economics on this route. If I understand correctly, UA had been using a 757 on the IAH-CCS with an augmented crew. Loads were bad, so they switched to a 737. Since a 737 doesn't have a flat business class seat for a crew rest, they added a stop in AU...Jump to post
It really depends what sort of contract the Expressjet unions are willing to negotiate. If they can't come up with a contract that SkyWest sees as viable they will be allowed to "die on the vine" as the Expressjet crews are calling it. There are a number of facts working against them. The ...Jump to post
Maintenance costs are expensive. Mainly because you have 4 engines, but also spares are getting hard to come by.
There are no longer many missions that are economically viable that the ARJ/BAe 146 can perform but another less expensive to operate aircraft like the Q400, CRJ-700, or E-170 can't.
Given the range, why was the 757 nor marketed as a 707 replacement as well, at least after 1985 after ETOPS rules were eased? Would unions have resisted since the 757 was a 2-man cockpit? Because virtually all 707's were retired from the developed world by the early 80's. It did, in some instances,...Jump to post
Yeah, the 757 was initially viewed as the "laggard" of the 757/767 family. Most airlines initially opted for the 767. The 757 was marketed by Boeing initially as a "727 replacement", which was a bad tactic. It was too big and too heavy to replace the 727 and many airlines had rec...Jump to post
No - two reasons: 1. The Puerto Rican economy will be lousy for the foreseeable future and Puerto Rico isn't much of a tourist draw anymore, meaning the O&D traffic is low yielding and sucks 2. Long range 2-class regional jets mean that virtually everywhere in the Caribbean is now reachable from...Jump to post
Interjet must really be taking a bath considering the 63% LF with their relatively LCC-type fares.Jump to post
Many airlines own billboards near their respective airports. Often these were bought a long time ago with the idea that the airline was always buying billboard space near the airport to promote their new destinations, why not save money and just buy a billboard. UA and AA both own billboards near O'...Jump to post
Thanks everyone for your quick and exhaustive replies! A few points for clarification: I'll answer it for Ted - Did they sell any items onboard except food/ drinks? - Was there a route overlap? ---- Many thanks again for your help! Florian - no - they only sold snack boxes and alcohol - when Ted wa...Jump to post
I'll answer it for Ted 1. Yes, it offered transfers and in fact all routes were to UA hubs 2. Yes, NH codeshared on Ted flights out of SFO and LAX and LH codeshared on Ted flights from IAD and ORD. Importantly, at the time it was NH and LH's primary access to major markets like PHX, MCO, LAS, FLL, a...Jump to post
A lot of this scheduling is actually handled by SkyWest. UA gives them a lot of latitude with scheduling their operations in SFO, LAX, and DEN, even for the flying that's CPA and not pro-rate. Chances are these changes are due to specific equipment shortages throughout the system. Also specifically ...Jump to post
UA has already added CLE-FLL and CLE-RSW for this winter, so I wouldn't say the fall trim of CLE-MCO means much.
UA has determined that the CLE-Florida flying in season is profitable. They just don't see the point in offering CLE-MCO daily during the dead season.
Does JHM still have any airline service? Hawaiian will be resuming service to JHM in 2017, through the Ohana by Hawaiian brand, flying ATR42-500's. It was to launch in January, but TSA issues has pushed that back a bit. I believe Mokulele flies their caravans there now. ATR42-500's on a 3000' runwa...Jump to post
How are things done at OGG? Both AC and WS fly daily into OGG which doesn't have an international arrivals area. They may have on-call customs agents but no dedicated on-site staff to my knowledge. You don't need a specifically-purposed building per se, nor permanent staff; just the proven ability ...Jump to post
With AI now being a Star Alliance partner I think the need for middle east airlines for IRROPS is much decreased. I know in case of IRROPS you would have preferred to go on QR, EK, or EY, but United would likely much rather give the money to AI.Jump to post
After thinking about it, there's also MCO.
So 3 cities have service to all MLB cities but don't have an MLB team themselves: MCO, LAS, and CLT
let's look at it the other way: The only Non-MLB city connected to all MLB cities is LAS Of MLB cities: SAN: missing TPA PIT: missing CLE, SEA and MCI TPA: Missing SAN SEA: Missing PIT MCI: Missing PIT CLE: Missing PIT and CVG CVG: Missing CLE For this I allowed FLL to serve Miami and TPA to serve t...Jump to post
That's why you flip it the other way and make your Wifi "FBI Surveillance Van" or "MI5 Snooping Device" or "Not Scotland Yard"Jump to post
The existing terminal at APN is also pretty old and ratty, so probably due for replacement even though traffic doesn't warrant it.Jump to post
ORD-CUN will be a tough go, but F9 is on it, and I think NK can kick F9 off. There's certainly the passengers because UA is operating it 6x some days in the early spring. Pre-merger the most frequency UA ever operated was 2x-3x. BWI should be a slam dunk. Only competition from BWI is WN and Apple Ch...Jump to post
Detroit City Airport doesn't currently have a viable airline terminal. The current terminal has, except for a few offices, been abandoned and largely unmaintained since 1993 or 1994 and is nearly 70 years old.
I also can't imagine that there's anybody out there clamoring to fly DET-BLV.
didnt united at some point regret parking so many 757s??? one of favorite planes!!!!!! the only time i get to fly on one is from SFO-EWR!! The ones UA parked were in pretty bad shape and were only used domestically. The PMCO 757 fleet is sufficient for routes that actually need a 757. For the rest ...Jump to post
Tucson makes a lot of sense. It's a big market from MSP with little competition. With more ULCC competition to PHX that makes TUS more attractive. Aruba is a really long stage length (100 miles further than ANC - I believe it will become SY's longest route). I find it hard to believe that it will be...Jump to post
This exact thing happened at UA in 2010. Pilots made a concerted effort to refuse to pick up time and ALPA was successfully sued and an injunction withheld against ALPA and the UA pilots. I don't know if you understand this or not, but a communicated effort for pilots to refuse to pick up time is an...Jump to post
Maybe 12F makes sense if they're keeping their existing upgrade policy. However, assuming the UA -9MAX keeps 20F then I can see that swaying a lot of elites. AA used to have a big advantage over UA in terms of domestic F seat counts (due to the "long tube" of the MD-80 essentially giving t...Jump to post
F9 isn't crazy about connecting traffic because in their opinion it dilutes yields. They think that DEN is a strong enough O&D market that most of their pax there should be O&D, so they've gone away from promoting connecting traffic over DEN. They will of course sell you a connection, often ...Jump to post
Yeah, Simply, airlines other than PA, NW, and UA didn't have routes that required the 747 after the DC-10 and L1011 came out.Jump to post