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
ORD does have a dead time. There is a 1:55 AM Aeromexico flight to GDL which is the last departure of the evening. However, the last departure from T1, T2, or T3 is a 2250 UA flight to SFO (and a handful of UAX flights that depart a few minutes earlier). The T1/2/3 security checkpoints close at lik...Jump to post
ORD does have a dead time. There is a 1:55 AM Aeromexico flight to GDL which is the last departure of the evening. However, the last departure from T1, T2, or T3 is a 2250 UA flight to SFO (and a handful of UAX flights that depart a few minutes earlier). The T1/2/3 security checkpoints close at like...Jump to post
Some of you probably old enough to remember People Express? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/People_Express_Boeing_747_at_London_Gatwick_in_June_1983.jpg PeopleExpress also operated 727's and 737's. Their first flight was operated by a 737. At no point were they ever all 747.Jump to post
UA actually interlined a lot of PAX to EK when they flew to DXB (particularly to MCT and IKA). Clearly with no DXB flight anymore that doesn't matter anymore.
Connections with RJ are probably a huge headache for ORD staff as the RJ flight is often delayed.
Pretty sure a 747 would be significantly overweight for the runway at PTK. I couldn't find any 4 holer arrivals to any Detroit Area airports this morning except one DL 744 to DTW, but it flew a fairly tight pattern and stayed southwest of I-75 the entire approach.Jump to post
I really doubt that will happen, considering commercial single turbine passenger aircraft are currently limited to 9 seats, and most of that is because they can land/ditch as slow as 60-80 kts making engine failure a lot more survivable.Jump to post
Jetsouth wrote:PLS is under-serviced from cities in the west, I think that the only western service being offered is Dallas via AA during winter season only. I am surprised SWA does not fly directly from Texas. Also, I am surprised no airline is flying Chicago to PLS.
I agree, I think somewhere like BWI would be more useful than FLL, maybe that will come in due time. Off topic, Will Silver Airways start using the new T1 FIS when it is completed for their Bahamas flights without preclearance to FLL? I believe they currently bus pax all the way over to T4, which ma...Jump to post
The Broncos and Raiders are both playing at the Bills this fall, so some sort of UA widebody will be showing up at BUF those weekends.Jump to post
Practical consideration: no major west coast airports currently have enough space for any significant new operation. They'd be stuck basing the airline somewhere like SMF, FAT, RNO, or ONT.Jump to post
CIU would be interesting, especially if PLN remained. In that scenario, you would have CIU fighting both PLN and YAM which aren't that far away. I don't know if CIU would make it. I don't see many people from the US side using YAM unless they were headed to Canada. If anything CIU benefits from fol...Jump to post
I'm surprised they didn't give YNG to CLE as well, maybe they though it would be too much to put on their plate.
I'm also surprised they didn't give TOL to DTW. However, DTW may already have their hands full as they already handle the significant IFR operations at YIP, DET, PTK, and ARB.
I have a feeling somebody could make CMX and CIU work without a subsidy. PLN would also definitely have some level of service although in the winter it may be 1x or even less than daily. IMT, IWD, ESC, APN, MKG, MBL would all probably lose service. This would be a boon to the surviving UP service at...Jump to post
I think the biggest source of EAS leakage in the UP is to CMX, which is the only United branded service into the UP. I think they capture a lot of the UP-Chicago traffic that would otherwise use the unsubsidized AA flight. CMX was just rebid and Skywest had to bid very low to keep the service, somet...Jump to post
So to sum it up:
Counterintuitively: Dropping JFK was good for NY (Average NYC margin went up), NYC point-of-sale on UA JFK flights was weak.
Dropping JFK was bad for LAX (Lost one of its most popular routes and a bunch of LAX-based high yield flying)
American accepted that the MD-80's were a fact of life for the near future, they simply had to many of them to replace any time soon. However, you can see how they put the wheels in motion for the final ones to be retired likely late this year or early next year. Delta parked a bunch of MD-88's and ...Jump to post
If nobody else applies for Vacant Cuba Authorities, they USDOT will have to grant them to Silver. There is now a vacant Authority on both MIA-HAV and FLL-HAV. Also, everyone said UA was being too conservative only asking for EWR-HAV and IAH-HAV 1x weekly. Now it looks pretty smart. They now have inf...Jump to post
It's not a reduction of flying for DLC, DLC is just using them out west because OO isn't operating any E-Jets for them and they need a carrier to operate E-Jets on the west cost for them. There is little need for E-Jet flying in and out of MSP and any other east coast flying can be covered by Repub...Jump to post
Feb 1985 shows Republic flying BUF-DTW on the DC-9. http://www.departedflights.com/BUF85intro.html It's not unreasonable to believe that some services for some period of time were flown with 727's instead. The July 1983 OAG shows BUF-DTW flown by Best Airlines, United, Continental, and US Air. The F...Jump to post
It's not a reduction of flying for DLC, DLC is just using them out west because OO isn't operating any E-Jets for them and they need a carrier to operate E-Jets on the west cost for them. There is little need for E-Jet flying in and out of MSP and any other east coast flying can be covered by Republ...Jump to post
At the time were they operating as a true Part 121 carrier selling flights directly or are they still operating their flights sold through a Part 380 that they also own and operating the flights as a Supplemental carrier? I don't like the whole "self-owned" Part 380 loophole. It just seems...Jump to post
You can't just go around moving the floor on an aircraft up or down. The space that's down in the hold on a narrowbody isn't very useful for people. If an aircraft was designed from the outset with no hold in mind, yes, you could probably make it a little sleeker and save some weight, but I think th...Jump to post
From the story put out by the newspaper in Naples when it was announced that Elite was pulling out of APF.
It very well may have been 90% during peak season on peak days. Maybe they flew it too often non-peak.
I think this summer they think the only viable route out of ISP is PWM and that is very seasonal. Maybe not worth keeping ISP open, despite the cost advantages over EWR. Apparently loads on APF-NYC went from 40-50% to 10-20% when they moved the flight from EWR to ISP (not that 40-50% was good) Elite...Jump to post
If traffic is really backed up, just walk: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/LaGuardia+Airport,+Queens,+NY+11371/John+F.+Kennedy+International+Airport,+Queens,+NYfirstname.lastname@example.org,-73.8960932,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c25f8983424db5:0x772fc4660e9666b3!2m2!1d-73.8739659!2d40.7769271!1...Jump to post
Yeah, I always found it odd that Norwegian flies those Caribbean routes from BWI but nothing TATL. Considering they already have the facilities ready to go I think that would be a slam dunk. RDU - I can see it, good catchment area, could get cost-sensitive fliers driving from CLT where AA has a virt...Jump to post
Yes, for some reason the Sox insist on using MDW, but United is the official airline of the Sox, so UA has to position an aircraft to/from MDW for every Sox charter. Oh well, I'm sure they get compensated for it and from their perspective it's better than a lot of college charters which require much...Jump to post