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
"And this Château le Blanc '68 is supposed to be served slightly chilled! This is room temperature! What do you think we are? Animals?!"Jump to post
Easy to say while he's counting his wad. I think he's been classless through this whole process. "Hey, I love you guys!" to the VX crowd while at the same time VX is putting themselves up to the highest bidder. Due to ownership restrictions he was never allowed to retain majority control....Jump to post
Can someone clarify something for me. I fail to see how any element of VX will survive. Isn't moodlighting standard on the B737 at this point and don't the vast majority of customers utilize blue only. Looks like Alaska was going to do all of this even without acquiring Virgin America. Compared to J...Jump to post
Given there's not really much of Amtrak remaining, not sure. I doubt small cities even have stops on Amtrak. Actually Amtrak has the inverse problem compared to EAS. Many of the short haul regional trains have enough local support such as Chicago, Boston and others. The issue is the long haul train...Jump to post
The state of Alaska gives a portion of oil revenue's to its citizens, why is that not used to pay for air service. Why are the oil companies not handing out discounted 100LL if the growth of towns is due to their influence. Prior to aviation many of this towns got by on hunting and trading and could...Jump to post
I'm shaking my head trying to think what in the main cabin would necessitate a diversion due to a spilled drink??? The IFE box, USB port?? They all have circuit breakers to prevent shorts. Why did someone mention smoke in the cockpit, was it steam? Very odd story since such a minor event should hard...Jump to post
jumbojet when you are right, you are right. Like that incident with QR and the Fox Theater. Clearly Fox Theater is a shoddy decrepit operation, a aging broken symbol that Delta in its wisdom pulled its support. I hear if Jetblue has Chick-fil-A at the launch, Delta will pave over the Dwarf House and...Jump to post
The timing is key that something strange occurred. Jetblue makes it clear that they need to set up facilities. Why would B6 scope and plan for E space and ATL say nothing up until the last moment. If the agreement is in writing than ATL is ripe for a lawsuit. I'm still not convinced DL is not doing ...Jump to post
It seems like ATL is going back on their word which is a big deal in new service deals. B6 wanted an E or F gate as a prerequisite and ATL said sure. Now three weeks before service starts they suddenly cannot accommodate them. Delta has already made clear the extent they will go to block a competito...Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:Hey LGB City Council...paying attention yet?
TMZ has now posted a photo clearly showing Harrison Ford landing on the taxiway Charlie so this is no longer an allegation but a confirmed incursion. http://ll-media.tmz.com/2017/02/16/0216-harrison-ford-landing-tmz-7.jpg http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/16/harrison-ford-plane-landing-photo/ Bottom line i...Jump to post
The problem with cutting this is that there is that too many in both parties are dependent on EAS to deliver accolades with the voters in their districts. I'm not sure there is enough pull in Congress to pull this away entirely. However there might be enough to modify it. Increasing the minimum mile...Jump to post
Nocella was one of the few senior people at pre merger US that was kept in the merger with HP. He handled RM at pre merger US more than a decade ago and the market has changed a lot since he had the reins, he will not doubt look to change RM leadership next. I guess combined with Kirby they should b...Jump to post
Policy is one thing, but when the part is already installed it's too late to take back your mistake.
Looks like the big D stands for something else these days, of course the Fox Theater found that out already.
So his B757 pilot is going to head FAA If he was an ALPA member they might go for it :duck: Seriously though Southwest has advocated making ATC a non profit entity separate from the FAA. Maybe an actual ops person would be best. The current head of the FAA only has experience managing outsourced ai...Jump to post