bennett123 wrote:Dr Dao was not drunk and did not assault anyone.
AWACSooner wrote:So where are the planes coming from this suddenly to account for this mass increase?
I have always been confused about market rate vs carrier positioning. If a carrier focuses on a market they do well in but tdo not have the ROI of a network carrier like DL, should they pay comparable rates. Many years ago, US pilots wanted rates equivalent to DL, yet they had nowhere near the same ...Jump to post
I'm both amazed and confused.
The P2P is clearly to look for the weak spots where OD demand exists for an alternative carrier however for many years F9 reiterated that DEN focus was a three way battle not worth the time or money. Yet they seem to be retrenching
Somewhere in Tokyo, in the bowels of an Onsen, a Yakuza boss is cursing that the rare bullets for his American gun did not arrive!Jump to post
A friend of mine who is airport ops at PIE assured me they might be getting a long haul intl flight, I was rather skeptical on that nor would I guess who it could be. TPA getting Air Transat was interesting. PIE may get a big boost if the caps on the Passenger Facility Charge come off. Smaller airp...Jump to post
Amazon (PrimeAir) just started ABE and PHX routes today, as well. From TPA? Its makes sense since it can serve both warehouses in Ruskin and Lakeland and they are roughly equidistant from TPA. Otherwise PIE might have been better but why serve 2 airports for two warehouses when you can consolidate ...Jump to post
Speaking of breaking the law, the video does not have subtitles as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act which requires all videos online from U.S. public transportation company websites to provide subtitles for the hearing impaired. http://www.3playmedia.com/2015/02/17/legal-requirements...Jump to post
China is better than this, as they have proven with the C919. Stop stealing other people's designs. You do know that the C919 looks like an Airbus and ironically Airbus built an assembly facility in Tianjin in 2014 to secure further orders in China. So in may ways China is just following the same M...Jump to post
Guess no one got around to downloading the patch for Windows XP. Did they fill out a ticket?Jump to post
JUJ! Wow they are ambitious.
AR currently is the dominant one with three daily flights. Andes would probably bow out with only one frequency Mon-Fri
Outside of MIA with huge OD, the pricing environment in Florida is an issue for any prospective hub. Could MCO be a hub yes, but the yields are not great. I still believe that the next move is not new hubs but someone attempting to infiltrate a current hub. ORD, DFW and ATL all have tremendous room ...Jump to post
Here's the thing that everyone forgets about efficiency. Priice discounts, seating capacity, length of ownership, depreciation, commonality savings. We could all have cars that are far more efficient but if it costs more than our house than there is no point. Boeing and Airbus always have to balance...Jump to post
Why does an airport with only two CRJ flights a day need a restaurant and bar?????
If they are smart and think like a Ferengi I would make all gate seating inside the restaurant.
Basically, they believe they can fill fewer seats with higher fares. There is only one problem with this plan. Level, Norwegian and ME3 are continuing to erode yields for all transatlantic carriers. Other legacies clearly are second guessing aggressive international plans and focusing on domestic e...Jump to post
Fluff piece, Delta clearly is trying to avoid talk about its recent issues, meltdown, incidents with denied boarding and removing passengers. Internally they view themselves as not UA and AA while everyone else just sees them as more of the same.Jump to post
I fear that the latest scam is continual bridge loans. They will continually state that AZ is viable however it needs another loan to implement a cost cutting plan and make AZ attractive for a buyer. If I were IAG or LH I would get the EU to hold Italy accountable.Jump to post
So does this mean we should expect a C Series knockoff available for sale in the year 2035???Jump to post
D.B. Cooper has decided to come out of hiding and sue Delta for allowing him to jump out of a moving aircraft. Clearly Northwest Orient should have protected all of its passengers from such a calamity and he is suing for compensatory and punitive damages. In addition he is seeking royalty payments t...Jump to post
Why are there no ethics clauses included in their employment terms. Entertainment has had them for years it is not unheard of.Jump to post
Your thoughts? I hope that this doesn't mean that they will have to delay the launch of their flights from SWF/BDL/PVD. I hope there is a sensible outcome to the "flags of convenience", in the end run it is the European tax payer that is subsiding this operation as they are missing out on...Jump to post
Actually I reverse my opinion. going through the filing there might be an effort, not ALPA led though, to intimidate pilots. Several have been recorded that there is intimidation and a website was created to call out piliots by name who picked up timeJump to post
Interesting divergence if Boeing went small widebody and Airbus went extended narrowbody. At the end of the day Boeing will really have to turn things around. Not spend too much in development and price the new airplane at a premium price, plus deliver the aircraft absent the 787 debacle, Airbus A32...Jump to post
No chance, Spicer and Trump seem to be supportive of Norwegian. When you can't stop EK, EY and the rest then there is no point.
Market forces at work in the transatlantic market and the legacies would love to have the same advantage.
Drudge has now posted two stories with video about the chaos in FLL last night. Expect Spirit to be in damage control mode for the rest of the week. Florida is usually very conservative but the court in the greater MIA area and if the issue is based around needing volunteers to operate the schedule ...Jump to post
Just means more pax will be standby. With WNs liberal change policies not "overbooking" would be financial suicide. Either change policies would be more restrictive going forward or more pax will be given standby status. Something is not right, overbooking is a key financial contributor. ...Jump to post
As usual things are complicated, the Prime Minister has stated to the the press that there will be no nationalization. However the Economic Development Minister insists there will be a bridge loan. Once again the politicians don't want to be the bad guys and are saying no to a bailout just a loan th...Jump to post
This would have been a great episode of CatfishJump to post
The United issue was not based on overbooking, that was a company must ride situation that necessitating pulling people off. As to overbooking, one needs to be specific. Overbooking does happens on regular basis industrywide, and does not always result in an oversold situation. Also even when a flig...Jump to post
Jim Whitehurst was always much more hands on, Bastian was always much more ambitious about climbing the ladder and enjoying the spoils.Jump to post
Is there any indications what there margins are?
Europe seems to be set to offer a higher burn rate with larger jet powered aircraft,
I did some research and found it is voluntary. There are at least three airlines operating domestic flights that are not included (and this doesn't count the regionals). If you are not in CRAF you can forget about bidding for the GSA program which cuts you off from Federal employees and the Militar...Jump to post
CRAF is another political lever. I can't get into too much detail but there was an incident where a small carrier was denied their CRAF certification because someone senior was not an American citizen. The issue is that they used to work at a massive network airline, in a more central role, and ther...Jump to post
While I don't support any shoving there is one thing that cops and authority figure always forget. There is no expectation of privacy in a public setting, you cannot order someone to delete photos taken of you. I don't agree with the man's method, shoving a camera in someones face is idiotic but the...Jump to post
The screener is not the same, the old page used to show only official press releases from airlines and aviation companies. If http://finance.yahoo.com/industry/major_airlines is the replacement than this is another reason their CEO is clueless.Jump to post
Yes, SC is right to work. I want to see the IAM lose. These unions are part of the reason all our jobs are going over the border. Unions are the reason we have a 40 hour work week. Minimum Wage. Health Insurance. Retirement. Diversity in the workforce (Women, African Americans, GLBT folks, etc.) Wi...Jump to post
If they could couple this with advancements in automation and flight cabin ergonomics, than single pilot ops could be a reality. I do not believe that it will open up more point to point. Such an aircraft would initially add lost spokes to hub airports.Jump to post
What is the real deal with the lie flat product? You come on A.N and the lack of a lie-flat product precludes someone from competing on a trans-con. You don't have lie-flat...don't even bother. You listen to AS upper management and they say that passengers (at least their pax) prefer a traditional ...Jump to post
Can AS/VX trade/deal the LGA and DCA slots to a carrier with the best offer? Originally I would have expected VX to angle for more JFK or EWR slots, now as a combined company without a premium lie flat I have no clue what they may want.
If this is true, it would kill employee morale across all departments and divisions. AA needs to confront this ASAP before this story gets some legs.Jump to post