[quote= Missing from this list are Austin, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, Miami and Houston [why is Delta avoiding these places???)[/quote] AUS is the only one I could see happening. Delta likes making money. Those cities sans Austin are hubs of other airlines and already offer tons of low fares via...Jump to post
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/federal-aviation-administration-inspectors-say-they-are-pressured-to-overlook-problems-flying-public-needs-to-know/ It seems that anonymous inspectors are coming out against the agency, accusing them of turning a blind eye to unsafe conditions a...Jump to post
I agree Iceland was running way over capacity. Both at the airport and the city.
The others levels were unsustainable without major infrastructure improvements i dont see them taking for seasonal tourists.
AAMDanny, but Delta's US corporate customers mostly don't fly the ME3! With Jet Airways dead someone had to fill BOM capacity with Delta being a pusher of US-India traffic through their UK/EU partner hubs... wrong. Few companies have exclusive contracts in 2019. Almost every company has ME3 booking...Jump to post
I can't see SEA with less than 3x daily to be competitive for flyers. Even then the service will come at the expense of SNA and lax flights that are not over full sold most of the time. That seems the harder route. ATL I think is alot more likely. Delta has the connection people. Again delta could s...Jump to post
I would have to think going 5x 175 sounds like that is their strategy for long Beach. Frequent service to the closest hub to sit on slots. Not too bad would offer a consistent product and good time options for people who really like Long Beach. I would think no ATL unless they end up with slots they...Jump to post
https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-737-max-crisis-response-confusing-hard-to-trust-experts-2019-5 We live in a bubble here. I think there is going to be huge coverage and concern when this plane flys again. Talking to normal people they are terrified to get on a MAX. I genuinely think we are ver...Jump to post
This could be true. Seems like AA realizes they went too far with the Oasis planes particularly the F product is just not good enough. If they are renovating could see screens go into F and maybe main cabin extra. AA operates alot on Transcons so it's been particularly stinging for frequent flyers w...Jump to post
AA uses its least comfortable F product on the majority of its PHL-CLT transcons the non 3 class 321. 5-6 hours . I think economically they want less cycles more hours on those birds. probably something similar for BA. The economics make that the best plane to use.Jump to post
Have things in Acapulco changed for the better recently? IIRC this once glamorous and extremely popular tourist destination had become one of the most deadly cities in the world in recent years... It’s very unsafe. Hotels are empty. They have a big problem with gangs running protection rackets. Tou...Jump to post
Knowing what we know at this point you won't see me on a MAX anytime soon. I don't even think that is an issue as I doubt we see then return to service in 2019. Boeing thru the whole process sacrificed safety to rush this plane on the market. $ over innocent peoples lives. Hope the executives sleep ...Jump to post
Boeing might need to do the rebrand Trump suggested. When i talk to infrequent flyers they all ask me about the MAX. People are afraid to book one on their summer plans.Jump to post
I think they flew to GermanyJump to post
Does anyone have the O&D vs Connecting share on this route. My guess is that the only people connecting on it are on their way to Europe. Look at the prices to do that route R/T its purley for connections Trying to capitalize off of UA pulling out of BWI-EWR. Yeah trying to grab some connection...Jump to post
For SGU they finally have the population and airport to fly these routes. It's so close to LAS home of low fares and non-stop to everywhere especially when you are "reverse" commuting fares can be a bargain out of LAS. Hope these do well I see the SGU general are long term will just keep g...Jump to post
These are for profit companies all that matters is how much money they make for shareholders. This is not a charity run to operate glamorous routes. Delta has better lower cost hubs which is why they make more money. United and AA have much higher expenses at their hubs. It's easy to blame current m...Jump to post
Here is the truth about Atlanta as a hub. It is within a two hour flight of 80% of the population, and has one of the most efficient terminal layouts (for planes) and space on the East coast. Atlanta meets the needs of many people in smaller towns across the south , east, and midwest in making conn...Jump to post
Have you seen Deltas profits compared to those airlines you mention? No way are UA and AA chipping away at them. Those airlines are trying to be more like Delta. Not a Delta Fanboy just reality. Delta has the legacy model down to a science right now to maximize profits. ORD,EWR, MIA, SFO are for the...Jump to post
PHL-EGE is awesome news especially on a 757! Great news
Good to see a JFK route get added also.
Boeing said that in 2017, several months after deliveries began, engineers became aware that the 737 MAX display system software didn’t meet the original requirements. I am starting to think we might not see MAX planes in the sky in 2019. Things keep just getting worse for Boeing. Getting FAA approv...Jump to post
I only see 15 empty seats on the BTV-ORD segment today. The 739 is alot larger than a 319. Looks like there was a need for extra seats, so it kind of worked out today.Jump to post
Southwest had too many flight cancellations to keep #1. The engine issues and now MAX being unsafe to be flown.
I bet Southwest comes back to the top as soon as their schedule can be restored.
Not a great look for COU after their recent publicity. What does an in flight engine problem have to do with the airport? Locals: "The service is unreliable, just drive." And then the service dies. I 100% see what you are saying and i do think the general public thinks about flying like t...Jump to post
This is a situation that the truth is probably in the middle. Not making any excuses for Frontier. I bet the FA did give a "not my job" answer/attitude I bet the customer did create a scene on purpose Both parties should have handled this better. It was pretty unacceptable for Frontier to ...Jump to post
IWMBH wrote:Im sure they're watching, but they aren't buying. Like Weatherpilot says it would be far more likely for WN to buy a E2-jet.
jetblueguy22 wrote:What is it with the Dutch and crazy airline rulings?
I said this for a while. I only think Delta was interested in Long Beach because JetBlue was. Now that they seem less interested I can't see Delta needing slots. SLC is pretty well covered at this point. They wanted to keep slots away from B6. The cities that WN will serve are no threat to Delta. I ...Jump to post
Are routes to Las Vegas premium light, medium or heavy? Generally speaking since it's leisure traffic overall light I'd say. It is probably higher than alot of leisure places though. I think it's a city that can stimulate demand and get a premium for a N/S. High for a leisure city, but low compared...Jump to post
I think its obvious that Boeing made some huge mistakes here. The 737 as a whole is a proven safe design. Has been battle tested. They should have been able to make this work safely. Right idea probably rushed and cut corners because they knew how huge a sales success it would be. Alot of people pro...Jump to post
The legacy coach even on this "business heavy" plane is basically allegiant. No reason to pretend that recline is a luxury item anymore. It's an outdated feature from a time when there was actually space to recline.Jump to post
First Class i like the recline option and use it. In coach It's too minor an amount to be really helpful in todays density. I prefer no recline like Allegiant. No fights over people reclining. I broke a laptop screen when the person in front slammed their seat back in coach. I've also been on a flig...Jump to post
I'm guessing it's a combination of cheaper place for an airplane to sit, and easier to bus board people onto a plane than Logan. Ie it save money and they can get thebpmane boarded and loaded faster or at least much easier to load with both equipment and people direct from buses.Jump to post
Frontier seems like a good candidate to make Long Beach Work. Granted they would want a deal. They only have a minor operation at SNA, which could be closed. The issue for most airlines is Long Beach is wedged between larger operations at SNA and LAX. It's hard to have an airport wedged in the middl...Jump to post
I can't imagine ha or da want 10 slots. So que WN. I would guess WN wants them , but that doesn't mean they will work. Unlike b6 wn has larger operations in LAX and SNA so just under cutting themselves to the same destinations , not sure that works longterm.Jump to post
I get that some people want the airport dead and probably did buy houses when it pretty much was. I do understand that. It just seemed like some city council members were on a you need us more than we need you power Trip. They seemed to think B6 was pouring in money hand over fist and if you leave e...Jump to post
Long Beach City Council members were the issue for B6. B6 had a great idea at the right airport. They crushed them. Greedy city council members who decided B6 needed to pay "their fair share" not at all acknowledging how much they helped the airport and city. The airport was basically forg...Jump to post
With NY Winters this has to be done in the busy summer season unfortunately. No real way around that.
I feel like the delays last time did not live up to the hype. NY airports have delays in anything but 100% perfect conditions anyway