And Delta adds another overseas destination from JFK on same day.
Sums up the past 17 years well!
AA was never a powerhouse at JFK in terms of a connecting hub. Delta always offered more feed, more flights to Europe, and more connecting opportunities. AA flew large (garbage) planes to Ethnic Islands with high frequency as the background of their Island network from JFK. The death of JFK began in...Jump to post
Really? Might as well tell the whole aviation industry that then! And passengers too! No one ever opts to connect when there is a non stop available! I know in NYC, with our plethora of nonstops to every corner of earth, no one I know has never connected anywhere. And I never connected either. Sound...Jump to post
Slots? How many flights are they down to at JFK now? 90? Wasnt it not long ago 120 or so? What about SJU slots going away? The third BOS slot? These new cuts equaling 3 slots? Where are the adds? None. Net negative. Theyre surrendering the slots. Much as they have for 15 years. Simply not interested...Jump to post
Yes, for a while AA did go down to 3x. They brought back morning flight last year.Jump to post
I think any JFK route not touching the other hubs or LHR is in jeopardy of being cut. As for the slots, I think Doug Parker could look to trade slots - I'm sure Delta, JetBlue, United, and maybe Southwest would be interested in buying AA's unused slots. The question would be where / which slots tha...Jump to post
If this is true, to be confirmed publicly, AA is headed for the dust bin at JFK. Sad day. But as we saw with TW and UA, once you start cutting at JFK, you become more irrelevant and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. DEN will stay one season. AA has a long history of non hub, within perimeter, m...Jump to post
MAN and CDG havent changed...unless you have insider info for us
No mention of ZRH in that release?Jump to post
Runway is long, bumpy, wavy and dippy. Can I add anymore adjectives?
It's fun to land there. There's always a fire in arms distance of the runway (normal for many islands) and a man in a booth at the end of the runway (also seen in DR)
That's on a normal day.
35 years old. Not old. Not a kid. Just judging on my lifetime...if you think today's era is the "glory days" era, you are absolutely, 100% delusional. Flying today is an absolute miserable experience: 1. TSA 2. Full flights 3. TSA 4. Paying for bags 5. TSA 6. No food 7. TSA 8. Thin seats 9...Jump to post
Now *YOU* (yes, you) can see the amazing customs and TSA facilities of JFK Terminal 1, conveniently 17 miles ... or a 2 hour ride by car which you don't time for ... from where YOU really want to be. Arrive JFK at 08:50 Immigration queue 1 hour (typically lesser), out of terminal 10:00 AirTrain to ...Jump to post
Is the writer credible? It would be a change of course for AA JFK and PHL thus far since the merger, but who knows? Thing is they have around 90 flights a day at JFK. How much smaller do they get before they lost total relevance? Not exactly a lot to do for AA at JFK outside of Europe. Of course the...Jump to post
In the pilot world:
Are 3 aircraft that pilots universally loved to fly.
Especially the L1011.
That probably means they were overpowered and inefficient to a bean counter
Back to the Future for Delta at MCO?
The" hublet" didnt work for them in the 90s. We shall see now
Looks like they just got a lot more feed for their JFK and BOS flights then they did with AA. good for themJump to post
Recently I have noticed many, many new taxi top ads that have been almost overtaken by new United ads. I started a thread many months ago about the last batch of ads which I though were truly awful in many ways. Aside from ugly, and utilizing a dreary dark blue, they also had ad lines that I person...Jump to post
I take it going to LaGuardia's website was too hard? I take it reading beyond "LGA Renovation/Rebuild" was too difficult? The LGA website says nothing about the fate of the MAT. It remains in one of the renderings, but then Terminals C and D also remain as-is in that rendering and Delta h...Jump to post
It will be in use. Different airline than current occupant. That, in theory, should happen shortlyJump to post
Just passing LGA this morning. For Delta to spend close to $4 billion to use existing concourses is ridiculous. Terminal D was built in 1980. terminal C 1992. The concourse in between that was used for Trump Shuttle was built somewhere in between. It is more than lifting the ceiling. airports today ...Jump to post
There's no reason for airports with 5/6/7 terminals in 2017. It's inefficient in the age of efficiency. That said, DFW, LAX, JFK, EWR are all older airports that share this problem. They can modernize with incremental steps or they can pull an ATL and start over. I know at JFK, thanks to airlines (l...Jump to post
I was walking through the AA terminal at ORD yesterday (as I do often) and it struck me that it hasnt changed since Kevin McCallister got on the wrong flight to LGA almost 30 years ago. As I looked around and saw the same signage, doors, columns, colors and jetway doors along with pay phones, I thou...Jump to post
BS. Do not change the name of the thread! Carriers outsource flying and jobs to the LCD. They get the benefit from it; they get the garbage from it too. As far as the public is concerned, and business is concerned, this is a Delta operated flight. Own it, enjoy it, and remember it when you replace m...Jump to post
Is there a reason DL doesn't have a hub in Texas or anywhere between ATL and LA in the southern states? I think they used to have one in Dallas and it obviously didn't work. I am curious to what dynamics pushed it out. I would think there would be demand. Hub's work only if you can scale them up. A...Jump to post
Re Dca Fll...AA has to be on that route if even a token presence...huge hub to a popular Florida city.Jump to post
I was gonna say. My inside info has another airline(s) at the MAT in the near future. "The near future." Meaning prior to these new terminals being completed in the early 2020s? Wow. Benefits DL to be solely in C/D, AA to be consolidated and smaller airlines to be at MAT :checkmark: Seems...Jump to post
I was gonna say. My inside info has another airline(s) at the MAT in the near future.
Benefits DL to be solely in C/D, AA to be consolidated and smaller airlines to be at MAT
Not the case. TWA never stopped flying. Nor was there an intention to stop flying. Bankruptcy and subsequent TWA LLC was utilized to jettison negative assets like the Karibu agreement. As far as Union integration is concerened, these were two live companies with a list integration. ALPA (being the c...Jump to post
Nothing will change this is a major tourist attraction on a poor island.
Signs everywhere, she either ignored them or decided it was worth the risk, very sad, but her own doing.
Final insult to these guys. I flew with them at Eagle...a huge chunk of them got screwed by their union, APA and the buyout itself. The integration was such a disaster that ALPA paid a hefty fine and there are now laws in place to try (Try) and prevent it from happening again. Too many posters on th...Jump to post
How can they be stupid enough to think this is okay in 2017?Jump to post