Interesting idea. It is telling that WN and DL have so many. This reflects their power. I am surprised by, for example, UA being the biggest in Maine and some other random places. So I think this map gives a correct insight about WN and DL, but a very misleading insight about UA vs AA. AA is quite p...Jump to post
I'm just counting down the days until we find him tapping his toes in the nearest airport bathroom stall... :duck: ?Am I the only one who heard this rumor? Actually my hair care specialist is a dear friend and he is from IN. Maybe he told me this special rumor. Pence seems like a meticulous and ver...Jump to post
ytz wrote:Stitch wrote:ytz wrote:So they are going to insist on offering yesterday's airplane tomorrow. Why?
Because it appears that customers are insisting to buy scores of them?
It’s usually three warnings then bye bye, Tesla hasn’t done that. Speaking as somebody somewhat experienced with some good options, such action means I would never work for Tesla ever. I WOULD buy a Tesla product, but I would not sell my labor to them. Because I don't need to deal with that kind of...Jump to post
They unload the coffin first out of respect. That's fine. But forced singing is not fine, it is Soviet insanity. An airplane is no place to impose your politics on other people.Jump to post
Please keep this thread on topic and as politics-free as possible. Yes, I realize that's a big ask on this topic in this political climate, but if it can't be done, the thread will either have to be moved to Non Av or locked. ✈️ atcsundevil When/if I pay the extra money to make a Delta flight, I do...Jump to post
When Rosa Parks sat at the front of the bus she was part of the local NAACP which wanted to initiate the bus boycott. Rosa Parks volunteered to be the one who sat in the white's only section of the bus. Thank God for Rosa Parks. My point is just because someone is an activist does not mean it is ok...Jump to post
UAL is showing substantially weaker performance than its peers. Personally, I don't get it. They need to cut the marginal flying. Then Kirby is out there saying they will grow. He's not a guy that likes to waste money. I don't get what is going on. Does UAL think things will get better?Jump to post
I think we should solve this problem once and for all. Exterminate all humans.Jump to post
Oh another thing about profit? Smaller aircraft are much easier to make profitable than larger aircraft. Yield almost always diminishes faster than CASM. Plenty of markets would be super profitable (margin) with a CRJ-700, profitable with 737-800 and unprofitable on A330. Why do airlines like Delta...Jump to post
Oh another thing about profit? Smaller aircraft are much easier to make profitable than larger aircraft. Yield almost always diminishes faster than CASM. Plenty of markets would be super profitable (margin) with a CRJ-700, profitable with 737-800 and unprofitable on A330. Why do airlines like Delta ...Jump to post
I'm excited to see B6 coming to MSP. Unlike some, I prefer the Humphrey terminal, because I can be in my car within five or six minutes after deplaning, vs 15-20 minutes if my flight uses one of the more distant gates at the Lindbergh. I think MSP-JFK is a no brainer, but I'd be surprised if they a...Jump to post
Im not sure why everyone here thinks that Airbus won something? This is not a profitable program , they sold aircraft that they will give away at a loss. Airbus has a lot of work to do to turn this product line around. Boeing isnt losing anything, the only people who care who sells more units are y...Jump to post
Years ago, WN brought up the topic. They said that SD, ND, WY, MT all represented at or below 1% of all air traffic in the US, and that they were ok to give up that 1% to focus on bigger things. That was around 2005. Things have changed since then. If anything, the oil boom in ND could make it so t...Jump to post
I think this is horrible news. The CS500 is dead and the C-series is basically irrelevant IMO. It is another 717 situation. We just witnessed the death of a mainline narrowbody OEM. Awful news.Jump to post
Delta's MSP flight is pure retaliation. There is no direct business case for it whatsoever. Nor is there one for CLT-KEF as far as I know. Might as well wait until Icelandair starts service to spend money on a competing service. My 2c. You do get that KEF is not just a connecting hub right? There a...Jump to post
Is that visitors outside the airport or inside? But yes, because of an unprecedented monopoly in Trans Atlantic, Icelandair has made inroads all over. What is the % of connections versus O&D for Icelandair's US flights? I was guessing 80% connect at least initially. This is basically why MSP-KEF...Jump to post
77W is a durable and efficient type. As said in the Tech/Ops thread about aircraft profitability, a 77W can be as profitable as an A350-1000, if the A350 is very expensive and the 77W is cheap. This is what kept 744 flying until now. The 77W was more efficient, but the 744 was cheaper to buy. So the...Jump to post
Paint (and rust proofing) is not that easy for manufacturers to get right. I would be surprised if Tesla knows what they are doing prior to June 2018. After that, the cars might be decent.
The layoffs appear to have been a dickhead move.
An interesting thing you realize is that aircraft PRICES mirror the PROFIT they can generate. And after paying the ownership cost, your profit margin is relatively equal among the available aircraft types, old and new. That's WHY the purchase price (and lease payment) is exactly where it is. Sorry f...Jump to post
ILNFlyer wrote:They will when demand and yields justify it.
United would be smart to circulate this to the general public as much as possible. The romance of travel and the cultural impact of the 747 are key to United branding. It is like, you know, Bentley's racing history in the 1920s. This "DNA" affects brand attractiveness and loyalty today. Un...Jump to post
This config seems like a good modernization for the balance of the 772ER's life span with United. The economics will improve, and overall the customer experience should improve slightly too. Yes, 10Y sucks, but if they do a really good renovation it will be an acceptable tradeoff. And the extra pass...Jump to post
The Riddler from Batman (the original series) probably Cartman Erik Estrada in CHips Steve Buschemi lead role in Boardwalk Empire the agent Ari in Entourage (really a Cartman pastiche, aka the devil) Cliff Huxtable Anything Phil Hartman did Honorable mentions: Entire cast of Married... with Children...Jump to post
Ive forgotten why A380 was discarded as a presidental transport(AF1). Can someone explain? Airbus chose not to submit a bid. It would have required Airbus to set up an A380 FAL in the United States and ship all the major components by ship/rail/air to it. The costs involved for two airframes would ...Jump to post
Regarding the hotel discussion: You don't need new hotels if people are making shorter visits. I'd be curious to see numbers on the average length of Hawaiian vacations over the years. The increased frequency of flights to the islands will certainly result in people adding or removing a hotel night...Jump to post
In terms of a CEO's goals, really his or her goal is maximum market cap. If you can get it with 200 aircraft then every airline will "race" down to 200 aircraft.
It is a race for market capitalization, not a race to have the most equipment.
Another fab result by Delta. They deliver a quality product and make quality profits. Will American catch up?Jump to post
A major change in attitude as to powerful men getting away with rape, sexual abuse and harassment happened 3 years ago when a little known stand up comic, Hannibal Burriss, had a video recorded during a show in Philadelphia that went viral on a part about Bill Cosby's sexual perditions. No doubt it...Jump to post
fraport wrote:Kiwirob wrote:I wouldn't want to be an owner of one of the first Model 3's.
I wouldn't want to be an owner of any car from the first production year. Don't like to be a test driver.
Being there. I think the old saying is true; you learn who your real friends are when you are in your time of need. They show up. No words necessary. Showing up is an ultimate sign of respect in this day and age, when we are all so "connected" and "busy." Just show up. There is a...Jump to post
A well used Challenger 604. I don't need more than that... Realistically if you get a $200m lottery award, you are clearing $100m. For me that leaves about $5m for an aviation budget, over my lifetime. Now, most regular people would just get NetJets or something. But you can have a proud owner oper...Jump to post
Great news to economically strong mid-American cities. DSM is my main point of interest. SAT is the largest city (hence the mainline). These are all important mid-size business cities that will benefit AA's northeast/Atlantic network.. Interesting fact about DSM-East is that DL has 1 CR9 daily to LG...Jump to post
In the TV area it looks like it had a quadruplex tape player (a $$ VCR circa 1969). Look how huge the tape is. Also LOL at Heffner's light box for viewing slides. And the 35mm projector with movie screen. It hardly makes any sense in a DC-9. The meat plates being piled high looks weird. Hef was livi...Jump to post
I haven't had this much fun watching production since the 787. Like the 787 and A380, production will be ironed out. The market's thirst for the product (?) will be met. The miracle of series production. In this case they are sweating blood to deliver a great product. Can't get too mad about that. M...Jump to post
I'm thinking of buying a 6S. I am not interested in the ones without headphone jack. Kind of like a computer with one USB port like Apple sells now. That's like selling a refrigerator that holds one ice cube or something like that. - strictly for the rich and clueless. And if you're more clueless th...Jump to post
I do have some thoughts. The word "act of cowardice" is very very important. I was pleased to see it used. It is VERY important to strip the manhood away from this piece of garbage shooter. He should be referred to, not as a man, not by a name, but as a "piece of trash" and &quo...Jump to post
Ohhh he was a big hero / a spirit animal / uncle to me. Not everything he did was great, but quite a lot of it was. He also had a great band. I could go on about this... it hurts... but I think he was a lifelong smoker. He didn't watch his health. I was a big fan since at least 91. He had a particul...Jump to post
I do have some thoughts. The word "act of cowardice" is very very important. I was pleased to see it used. It is VERY important to strip the manhood away from this piece of garbage shooter. He should be referred to, not as a man, not by a name, but as a "piece of trash" and "...Jump to post
The only reason 30 seaters are better is when a 70 seater can't be filled. One of the stories here (especially in Brazil one would think) is economic growth. There are more customers now, so no more little planes. What I am trying to say is that yeah, 70 seaters are more labor efficient than 30 seat...Jump to post
Legally speaking, if a person becomes disruptive on an airliner because there is a service animal/gay person/Puerto Rican/elderly person/handicapped person onboard, you remove the disruptive person. By any means necessary, including removal by force. If they resist then you subdue the person. I work...Jump to post