I too hope the pax is ok! It was probably very tense for the rest of the pax as well. Most people wouldn't handle someone dying in visible sight very well (thankfully this didn't happen). Curious: Given the (likely) need to dump fuel once within range of NRT to get under MLW, does the crew set crui...Jump to post
Circling in the same time they could have flew to MSP for repairs.. Seems a bit odd don't you ? Not really. They have no scheduled 744 service at MSP and haven't for a while, whereas DTW is ostensibly the base of operations for all of the 744 fleet. DTW almost certainly has the better prepared mech...Jump to post
This is perhaps stretching the definition a bit, but the twin cities of Sault Sainte Marie (Michigan and Ontario) have maybe 100,000 people combined and are served by airports on each side of the border (CIU in the US, YAM in Canada). However, they surely would not have two airports if they were bot...Jump to post
If SJC is growing at a faster percentage rate then yes they are "technically" narrowing the gap. Realistically, though, that's just not how the English language works. Decreasing the rate at which you fall behind is not generally regarded the same thing as actually closing the gap. "...Jump to post
The question is, how much does WN plan on growing in an already mature market? I just don't see WN adding a significant number of flights to warrant a hypothetical switch over to C. STL won't see much over 110 flights with WN in the forseeable future, unless WN acquires another airline. Generally a...Jump to post
I was just wondering this. An embassy is threated as a piece of ground of a foreign state. If there was an airport on that piece of ground, would it have the rights of an airport in that foreign state? Let's say some European country decided to buy a large piece of land outside the city in the USA ...Jump to post
Allow me to provide the cliff's notes version of this thread in advance: Point: The passengers were reasonable, they did no wrong, a cake won't hurt anybody, the customer is always right. Counterpoint: The passengers were entitled, nobody cares about your birthday, they brought this on themselves. P...Jump to post
ILUVDC10S wrote:when ORD or MSPor ATL closes DTW Laughs. We Michiganders wont let a snowstorm stop us ! In the Winter for sure you have better have DTW on your connecting schedule if if you desire to get anywhere period.
Not true my mind is not that closed but I was thinking as an Asia gateway Seattle only gives you one stop service to NRT,ICN,PVG,PEK and HKG where if you hub over NRT there are so many more one stop viable connections that can be made and you can still use the 767 from most of the west coast to NRT...Jump to post
Shows up under both codes, apparently *AS DAL-LGA SEP 0>3 OCT 0>3 NOV 0>4 DEC 0>4 *AS PDX-DAL SEP 0>1.0 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0 *AS SEA-DAL SEP 0>1.0 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1.0 *VX DAL-LAS AUG 1.2>0.8 SEP 1.2>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 *VX DAL-SEA SEP 0>1.0 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0 DEC 0>1...Jump to post
Is that not 19 flights then, rather then the 18 they said? 2 SEA 3 SFO 3 LAX 4 LGA 4 DCA 1 PDX 1 SJC 1 SAN Per the announcement, DCA is scheduled to be only 3x daily, not 4x daily. I believe AS is still in the process of updating inventory as they are currently showing almost identically timed serv...Jump to post
AS 3360 SEA 09:45 DAL 15:45 E75 VX 1770 SEA 13:28 DAL 19:43 320 VX 1765 DAL 10:15 SEA 12:43 320 AS 3379 DAL 15:39 SEA 17:54 E75 It looks like that second daily A320 SEA service ends in November. So all the new cities will be once daily, with 3x daily service to LAX and SFO, and 4x daily service to ...Jump to post
With the exception of SJC, exactly as I predicted. The big question is where are the DCA/LGA slots going????? Popcorn with butter please... The PR is clear that they are staying, moving to E175s. Most of this new DAL flying is E75, so I guess that could make sense as a bridge. AS 3360 SEA 09:45 DAL...Jump to post
Just another move as they continue to divert more traffic away from connecting at the Detroit hub when traveling to Asia in favor of flowing it over Seattle. It's a shame they have to take traffic away from one hub to make another work. Why is that every time a DL route opens up at SEA, people thin...Jump to post
It was always a head scratcher move to get in the oil business. With the refinery segment struggling, the question is how long will DL be willing to subsidize losses versus any impact jet fuel prices the plant might have. Not a head-scratcher. They did it to lower the crack spread. It did. There's ...Jump to post
Weird to me LAX-SJC is not mainline... There is a lot of competition on that route. By my count, there are 11 WN flights today, 8 DL/Connection flights, and 5 AA Eagle flights, to say nothing of the dozens upon dozens of other LA Basin-SF Bay Area flights. 4x E75s is a good way to offer frequency w...Jump to post
irishpower wrote:I think it's the business airport without a US carrier offering direct passenger service.
Back in the early 80s when I was a kid my dad took me to STL to a parking lot near Lingbergh Blvd and Missouri Bottom Road. I think this is the location though today according to Google Maps its a grassy field. Do any of the local STL spotters remember a parking lot at the corner of the intersectio...Jump to post
Personally, given the market and competitive dynamics involved, I still think the most likely outcome is Delta's daily 767 being replaced with one of the Japanese carriers' 787s. Beyond that, I agree that ICN is the next most likely Asian gateway. Considering that both have codesharing relationship...Jump to post
Any chance of IAD or (long-shot) DCA? Re DCA: they would have to reallocate a current beyond-perimeter slot (that is able to be reallocated) from SLC to add SEA-DCA. I am not sure they would want to do that given SLC is a hub. They've actually already reallocated that slot pair to new LAX service b...Jump to post
n7371f wrote:No international additions although DL would like to add 1-2 but because the airport is stuffed, won't do it.
So far, I see FIVE new routes out of SAN on this release: EWR, IND, SLC, BOI and GEG! Amazing! I'm pretty sure that's the most new flights/routes announced at any one time for SAN. Talk about California Luv!!!! All new routes appear to be served once daily, and I haven't finished counting yet, but ...Jump to post
Exactly. Just like MAH4546 said: "Miami-Vancouver does happen to be the single largest U.S.-Canada market without a non-stop." Plus, CX has already established itself as being more than just a HKG carrier on the YVR end with long-running YVR-JFK service. The number of Hong Kongers in Vanc...Jump to post
I would like to ask how one knows the date when the future schedule will be released? I've never seen it on their website. Announced during an earnings call? I usually see it on Facebook. I always find it interesting how there's always talk about WNs next schedule but not much about any other airli...Jump to post
All those 3E with STL have been going on for years. I don't know where you got 0 flights from in the past. Also DL STL-DTW still shows 5 flights a day in July and August on their site for booking. So I'm not sure where that number came either. Thanks He pulls it straight from OAG. If that is the ca...Jump to post
Can any Bangladeshi airport handle an A380? Dhaka can handle B747. Are there chances that Emirates will apply for a 5th freedom A380 route like Dhaka-Kolkata-Dubai? Runway is long enough for an A380, but there are no gates, and no idea about taxiway capabilities etc. I would say there is zero chanc...Jump to post
Wait! I thought you would have to be traveling west (and not east) to be able to gain time. Most examples given here are traveling east and are for arriving a day or two later rather than a day earlier as the OP seems to be asking! Am I reading it wrong? This beer is great :champagne: Transpacific ...Jump to post
How about which airports serve the most flights 1&2... must be either JFK or LHR... SFO has four: UA SFO-SIN, SQ SFO-HKG-SIN, JL SFO-HND & VX SFO- DCA... This may not be an exhaustive list, but I'm seeing at least 8 applicable flights at LHR (9 depending on your feelings about the caveat be...Jump to post
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1 why Singapore? I could dig Beijing, and definitely Tokyo, but why not SFO-JFK? The most obvious answer is that UA doesn't fly to JFK at all, so that's out. I guess they could apply it to SFO-EWR, but that doesn't seem nearly as prestigious or exotic as SFO-SI...Jump to post
Look at the number of cities where they had no 737s ex-IAH and yet AA was all mainline to DFW. I know you know this, Cubsrule, but STL was a great example in the late-00s. CO was an exclusively ERJ operation to all 3 of CLE, EWR, and IAH for many years, and there was even a period where UA went dow...Jump to post
flyfresno wrote:SJC and OAK would also be interesting adds.
I didn't see any fuel stops on JetBlue this week. Do you know which flights? Virgin is stopping about 25% of the time westbound on the SFO flights with the A320. B6 isn't stopping as much from what I can tell, but I've at least seen stops on the following (not a comprehensive list): B6 161 JFK-SMF ...Jump to post
Well that dot is nowhere near where Gunnison is. One would think in this day and age, accuracy would be enhanced. But I get proven wrong with each map I see or news story I read lol. I realized after the fact that I connected the wrong dots; it is indeed HDN and is for the upcoming OO service on SA...Jump to post
http://www.differentworks.com/#routemap Scroll down 1 page to see the combined route map. Thanks for the link -- nice map. But I had to chuckle at one thing: The "Salt Lake City" label looks like it is referencing HDN airport in Colorado. The correct location of SLC is behind the last &qu...Jump to post
BUF? Why wouldn't they just serve DTW by the same reasoning + inherently stronger market to the ME and India? If EK were going to make such a move, it would not just generally be to serve "Canada," but rather to serve the Golden Horseshoe (Toronto area) specifically. That is significantly...Jump to post
Does the 73GMAX have the range to fly ANC-HND? Of course the route leads over a large area that hardly has any airports so it would have to be ETOPS certified. This requires modifications to the aircraft because the 737 is not ETOPS certified by default. There are plenty of reasons to he skeptical ...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Cut back already...Silver was first to scale back initial Cuba service.
*B6 FLL-HOG NOV 0.7>0.4 DEC 1.0>0.6
I have no doubt that DY will begin adding flights from places like BCN, CDG, FCO, and MAD to places like BKK/HKG/SGN/SIN with them being a lower latitude and avoiding Russian airspace... Others maybe, but HKG isn't that feasible at all. Take ARN-HKG. If you avoid both Ukrainian and Russian airspace...Jump to post
Hello All, I've seen this several times and now I'm seeing it again. The American Eagle flight 4693 (EGF4693) from Miami to Barranquilla and back regularly flies all the way to Aruba to turn right over Aruba and fly towards Barranquilla. Why do they follow this strange routing and not fly directly ...Jump to post
Consider all the flights with Delta flight numbers for which passengers can buy tickets from Delta. Then subtract all of the flights operated by GOL, Hawaiian, Jet, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Aeroflot, Aerolinas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China, China Eastern,...Jump to post
It is actually very cold in the morning at SFO no matter the season and the wind blows on some days. It rains during the winter. I live here, too. By the standards of people in much of the world (I come from Chicago, for example), SFO is absolutely not cold in the morning. Of course it occasionally...Jump to post
hayzel777 wrote:Not a good thing when it rains/super windy/super cold.
1) How can the flight theoretically be daily when when SFO-SIN could depart on the 14th, arrives SIN on the 15th, and arrive back at SFO on the 16th? It seems like it takes off on the 14th, and comes back two days later on the 16th. Many routes operate this way, and it just requires more aircraft t...Jump to post
The article loses me at: At the same time, it has eliminated 22 nonstop destinations from LAX while adding 11. That is obviously only one metric, but it certainly does suggest LAX is a hub whose role is changing for UA. If you look around the industry at hubs that have been closed , though, you do N...Jump to post
Looks like service begins on both routes 09MAR17, with the first full day of operation being 10MAR17 once the RON aircraft are in place. Not surprisingly, this puts UA's EWR start a few days ahead of AS's and the schedule is absolutely identical (same arrival and departure times in both directions)....Jump to post