EWR and UA was way after Nothing to do with JFK NRT UA cut this route as part of survival mode JFK was like a hublet (along with SEA and MIA) and UA became a strict hub and spoke airline as they shrunk. CO and EWR came later. Delta is clearly lost in the Pacific, which is ironic because this positio...Jump to post
Will never work. Has never worked. Been there, done that. Long story short, not worth the time, hassle, wait or expense. Here is how many times it has been tried: Pan Am to Worldport TW to Flight Center AA to T8 DL to T3 CO to EWR Heck, I even remember the RJ service from HPN to EWR in the late 90s ...Jump to post
STT757 wrote:jfklganyc wrote:The LGA regional is noted everytime
Short haul flying with slots tightly controlled by legacies.
AA flies mainline to hubs and BOS...rjs elsewhere beyond a one off to Florida
Which is why it's great for consumers when B6, WN or even NK is able to grab a slot at LGA or DCA.
B6 has sadly become a rudderless ship over last 5 years. Their ops metrics reflect this. As long as they remain profitable, Wall St doesnt care. Sharklets were yet another program released to great fanfare and quietly shelved without intended results. The latest is the OTP program...two years in, st...Jump to post
Someone had to blink in the ME3 slugfest to the Middle East.
Way to much capacity US-mid east region vs daily demand. I know there are a lot of connectors...but this day was long predicted
Such a garbage airport. Low ceilings; crowded/cramped hallways, gate areas and bathrooms; ramp is a cluster of diagonal taxiways and confusing intersections; limited gate space; and somewhat nasty controllers. Truly the LGA of Florida. As for the runway, it was closed 9 or 10 years ago and all ops w...Jump to post
B6 isnt gate constrained at all.
The whole 20-29 wing (which they use for intl arrivals and a handful of domestic flights) is very quiet.
They can easily add A LOT of flights at MCO tomorrow if they wanted to; especially if they are well timed for open gates.
Almost every runway we land on these days has an ILS, a GPS/RNAV app with glidepath or an RNAV visual with glidepath. That is not to say that pilots dont accept visual approaches. But one of the above approaches with glidepath should be on the PFD as a point of reference for just this reason. For th...Jump to post
Dont they have a feed with B6? Not that that helps in DENJump to post
It’s funny, PR has come back booming for us load wise. To understand what is going on in PR, you have to understand the situation before the hurricane. PR went on a massive spending binge. Coupled with federal tax breaks that ended in the early 2000s that chased business away, they were in a massive...Jump to post
Have things changed, or is BMW not still the largest (by value) single EXPORTER of autos from the US? I think they exported over $8 billion in X models from the SC plant last year. Targeting a group that includes your largest exporter seems like a foolish policy, not that I think it has any chance ...Jump to post
The NYC-LAX/SFO have loads of capacity and hourly EWR service would be a disaster for B6. I could see a few flights, but they’d be out of their minds (and gate space) to try hourly. There is a reason you see AS reducing capacity. Good theory, but not realistic. They would do fine. The issue is 4 ga...Jump to post
B6 can bring Mint whenever they want to EWR-SFO/LAX. They aren’t going to dissuade UA from anything other than vigorous competition. And competition is good for the consumer, not to mention MINT is supposedly a better product than UA's premium transcon service. JetBlue can hand United there lunch o...Jump to post
Not criticizing, because there is no need too.
Standard policy at any airline over my flying career (15 years) is touch down in touch down zone or Go Around. Period.
That is common sense to keep a safe landing distance in front of you.
Runway pavement behind you is useless.
I agree with above poster.
AZ in Italy is as relevant as TWA was in the US in 1999.
I think most posters are grasping at traditional views that no longer exist
Got it! . http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=8 ·” The Port Authority and United Airlines have begun work on the first phase of what ultimately will be a $1.2 billion redevelopment of Terminals 5 and 6. The first phase will be completed in 2005 and will include 15 new gates, ...Jump to post
HKG ran very, very briefly. Not sure why, but I think a month or two. Some other JFK history on United: 1. They were supposed to rebuild T5; not jetblue. It was announced with the Port Authority 2. They announced, but never started JFK CDG, just before 9/11. 9/11 was the death knoll for JFK ops. Sho...Jump to post
I'd love to see JFK service to each of the UA hubs. Flying out of Chicago, it's not uncommon for the best looking itineraries for international travel to be B6 to JFK and then a Star carrier onward. If I were Scott Kirby for a day, I'd put four daily IAH-JFK on E75s, four daily IAD-JFK on E45s, six...Jump to post
Nothing new here. He said this before, and nothing has happened since. And it's not like he can be believed anyway. At heart it's a simple math problem. Clearly the "mistake" of leaving JFK isn't worth the price to re-enter organically. That tells us the "mistake" is either mino...Jump to post
They could pick their way in if they really wanted. Start with 2 redeyes in and 2 early am departures to west coast. You be surpised how quickly you pick up a slot here and there. If they get up to 4 or 5 daily to each california hub, They will accomplish their objective. That Objective is attainabl...Jump to post
Why is it EWR and not JFK? Im curious, because: 1. They have an operation at JFK; not EWR 2. They keep making a point of saying they are going to serve “New York” in their ads, but make no mention of “EWR” in the ad. Im pretty sure they have to do that. “New Service to New York (EWR)” I mean, techni...Jump to post
Unfortunately, I have no interest flying a US carrier on an ultra long haul route. The passenger experience and comfort is sacrificed to ensure that shareholders are happy with their investment. I’ll spend extra for a foreign carrier that is focused on their customers. Last time I visited India, I ...Jump to post
Yossarian22 wrote:A quick search on Google would answer your question.
Couldnt agree more. I flew them to MCI in winter. Airtrain to check in to security was an endless maze of up and down left and right with no signage. That was for a pilot. I couldnt imagine a newbie doing it. The biggest problem is a 1970s era, three-level headhouse that desparately needs replacing ...Jump to post
It was a piece falling off an ancient CO DC 10 that caused the Concorde disaster...just a reality check for this dangerous bird.
The reality is, prior to 9/11, airlines were flying a lot of old aircraft around by today's standards. It was a different time.
They dont have to run mainline.
They have 270 slots at JFK with a B6 takeover...they have a hub. They can make the hub work how they see fit with outsourced RJs and mainline. I suspect their upstate ops would look like UA at EWR.
It is better for JFK (pax count wise) if they stay separate obviously.
AAs best bet in NYC (I hate to say it) is a purchase and merger with B6. Forget the other B6 pieces, just concentrate on planes and NYC slots. It would give AA a 270 departure hub from JFK, they would be a solid number 2 at LGA and they would have a presence in EWR and HPN. Short of that, they arent...Jump to post
Didnt DL fly their seasonally over the last few years?
I know a smaller Italian airline flew 330s to JFK nonstop a few years ago.
The 320 being widespread in the US was a JetBlue/post 9/11 thing. Until that point UA US NW had 320s. Most US Airlines had 737s 727s 757s and 767s. 9/11 flushed the older planes. But it wasnt until the seismic shift in the narrowbody market that 320 family aircraft became widespread in the US. Today...Jump to post
It is not ironic at all. US was the largest carrier at LGA in terms of slots and had no interest in the position. The same management team in place at American right now. A leopard doesn’t change it’s spots NYC is a place you want to be in; or you dont want to be in It is an expensive place to play ...Jump to post
AA made a big mistake letting DL becoming the number 1 airline in NYC. Many on a.net seem to want to believe this, as evidenced by how many posters make this statement. But posting it does not make it true. DL is not the number 1 airline in NYC. 2016 passenger totals (combined LGA + EWR + JFK): 1. ...Jump to post
That is so interesting about the Sundrome. I looked at an old pic, and you are right, there were no gates between the satellites! That explains why both satellites had an usable tiny gate when TWA and later B6 were occupants. TWA added 4 gates mid terminal while making a gate in the satellite unusab...Jump to post
Quick history question:
Why did National build the Sundrome at JFK?
They didnt fly to Europe and seemed to be limited to Florida.
I know a terminal at JFK was the thing to do in the 60s, but this seems a bit much for a small airline with no intl presence from the airport.
Lost in all of this: jetblue will be vacating the entire finger of gates that it currently has. Furthermore, Airside 4 has lots of empty space. While new gates and terminals and shiny trains are nice, let’s not pretend that MCO needs these gates. Airside 1 is underutilized. Airside 4 is very underut...Jump to post
No one is getting laid off, just displaced to another base, Happens all the time in the airline business. Nothing to cry about and Alaska pilot scheduling will rework the schedules so as to minimize NY layovers. It will almost always be a layover since most the NYC destinations are on the west coas...Jump to post