The analysis on MHT is shocking but not unexpected. Their fares seem to just be shooting up on non-florida routes. The legacies seem all too interested in funneling passenger to BTV or BOS. Prices are often not even on the same planet to places like DEN, SLC, LA, LAS, SFO To be fair to BTV you have ...Jump to post
^ To be fair, you're also considering the business climate from 15+ years ago. A lot can (and has) changed since then. Alot can change in 15 years that is true, but it won't be true for STL. That is not a thriving market by any stretch. AUS, RDU, BNA, pretty much anywhere out west sure. If AA/TWA h...Jump to post
They won't be around by that time. Can't wait till you are wrong :white: The Norweigan haters said that for YEARS on here the same thing. They have since all given up and most have moved onto saying WOW will die now. Get some new material people. Any airline can go under, its a tough industry.Jump to post
PRG should be an easy fill for three months in summer. Plenty of vacationers to fill those seats. Good route for united when they have some slack in the system, if that changes look for this to go. Great leisure route ,but the problem is very little business demand so can't be more than a summer fli...Jump to post
Sure you could do a spirit setup with the "big Front seats". No reason you couldn't do that setup. The reality of 50seat RJs they tend to not fly far and having two different classes would be too much hassle to keep track with so few seats. Most CR2s also have one flight attendant so that'...Jump to post
JFK-SNA ended pretty fast. There is a small set of people willing to pay a premium for a non-stops to New York from Orange County. The problem is Delta lacked the frequency i think they needed. United with 3x daily is just too convenient to leave if you are a heavy hitter on this route. United kept ...Jump to post
I don't see any cities with significant O&D that are not already served. FRA is not LHR the numbers are just too small from all the medium cities. London has numbers that can fill a plane and tourism numbers will increase with a non-stop. I don't see FRA getting too much of a boost when us peopl...Jump to post
Jfk loses money for Delta. I’ve read this several times in this forum. Is there a source for this? There won't be a valid source. It's fake news. I am sure it is accurate that the fortress hubs of ATL, SLC, DTW, and MSP make more money because they are so much less competstive but JFK makes money t...Jump to post
FRA is central Europe you are talking quite a bit more range needed. The location is why they are not connecting smaller markets.
Using ewr as a quick guide FRA is 405 miles further than LHR. The location just doesn't make sense to do that kind of operation.
Seem like good 767 replacements to me. Aren't alot of AC A330 interiors pretty dated and tired especially in business? Will they do newer business seats? My last AC A330 the seats seemed so tired stains and marks all over the business section, was that unusual?Jump to post
Yeah.... Charleston (SC) is a regional tourism city at best. I bet most of their tourism comes within the US borders. I know plenty of Europeans who travel to medium sized midwest cities for leisure. There's more tourism in those areas than what meets the eye. (A lot of growth in that industry has ...Jump to post
southwest1675 wrote:Pray for the folks in St Louis. This is a huge slap in the face to STL.
JFK makes sense to me. Lots of Service for O&D and all those connection cities are pretty low fare and competitive. So much competition at JFK. I don't think it was a good fit for their model. DFW requires a widebody, not a major loss for them. They are smart to cancel routes that are not workin...Jump to post
WOW. No one on here saw this coming. In a weird way I think it has a chance. 2x a week and seasonal isn't too ambitious. They are not targeting business traffic at all. This will get major press coverage in a market like Charleston they will get summer vacationers both directions. I wonder about inc...Jump to post
For MHT to say a positive. I would think a shift to IAD is a win for most flyers. EWR is much worse on delays in winter and all year really. IAD is the better place to connect for most people more of the time.Jump to post
Will this hurt bratislava airport? Those two airports are so closeJump to post
Unless its NYC, Tokyo, London, Moscow, Seoul they don't pay $200 a night. The airlines buy large numbers of rooms and get huge volume discounts. They pay a fraction of what you pay as a retail walk-up customer. If they wanted to save money they could open their own hotel like B6 has in Orlando, but ...Jump to post
The agency that now controls the San Joaquin is proposing much higher frequency....similar to what's between SAC and Emeryville, think every hour to every 90 minutes as new equipment comes online. The new morning train is more or less a failure on the weekends, but traffic is growing slowly between...Jump to post
LAXdude1023 wrote:Good. All airlines should be doing this.
*UA EWR-MHT MAR 2>3 APR 2>0 MAY 2>0 JUN 2>0 JUL 2>0 Yet another huge blow for MHT. :( United is pushing the connecting traffic to IAD. Which makes sense to me. EWR is just a disaster in winter/peak summer for connections. Its just scheduled to run at 101% at all times no space for ba...Jump to post
In a world of pretty much everyone flying white planes at least there is some color on this.Jump to post
Yeah i guess i am confused on who the potential customer just think this would be for? Like a cross county JFK-LAX all business airline? or LaCompagne running a A220 instead of a 757? 1.I don't think this has the legs to do Europe even with all business? 2.I think for cross country its just way too ...Jump to post
Looks like the first a220 flight is LGA-BOS 0600 departure. weird to have an inaugural flight at 0600 from a media/PR standpoint, but the ticket was cheap enough that if they do something sooner (i.e. the day before), I'll just eat the cost. Now to figure out how to get from BNA to NYC and back fro...Jump to post
The range limit could explain LGA-BOS at 184 miles that brings down your average quite a bit. LGA-DCA is a longer 214 miles, I wouldn't be surprised to see them make an appearance on that route too if they need to do some range average bring down routes. I too am interested in the range limits, if s...Jump to post
Given what people have said about Deltas goals in AUS, I am surprised to see DFW and IAH and no AUS. SLC-AUS sees alot of business traffic from tech companies.Jump to post
Friday 10/12 - is this plane already in New York? That's disappointing, I was hoping to see it on the highway. They must have moved quicker than they expected to. I mean it's not that far. In "current traffic" if you were driving a normal truck on google is 5 hours and 54 minutes from JFK...Jump to post
Delta has it figured out. Even if fuel soars again, i see them being the next Southwest. The way southwest was continuing to make money when everyone else was filing for bankruptcy and struggling. The airline that will continue to thrive.Jump to post
Won't happen. You do understand that building a facility in a place with as little room and as over crowded as LHR would be very difficult and very very very expensive. They were pretty easy to add onto SNN and DUB. LHR would be a 1000x more complicated a project than those airports for so many reas...Jump to post
BTV-NYC is just low fare. Constantly $49 one way 21 plus days ahead. It has united to ewr, delta to lga, delta to JFK, and JetBlue to JFK. Lots of competition. I don't think fares being low are a a problem as JetBlue is almost all connections on the route. They don't operate that route for the o&...Jump to post
For now... I was having a great Nelson HA HA day until I read THAT. If you know something......speak up ! :psst: JetBlue publicly said more daylight transcons (which are not included this time around) I also think SRQ is important to the BOS market (it sure doesnt do great out of NY if the upguagin...Jump to post
Interestingly, Eagle is launching 6x daily JFK-PHL flights, and presumably, this would allow for two-stop connection itineraries (e.g. Origin -> JFK -> PHL -> Europe): New York JFK – Philadelphia eff 03APR18 6x daily Envoy Air Embraer ERJ140 This is in addition to LGA-PHL frequencies on both mainli...Jump to post
A question if I may. Passenger A has a bad animal fur allergy - travelling in close proximity in a confined space to say a cat would cause a bad reaction. Passenger B needs an emotional support cat and can't travel without. They both book seats on the same flight in the same class of travel. The al...Jump to post
The part that really makes me angry is that there are people with valid emotional issues who fly with properly trained support animals. This sort of nonsense makes their life that much harder, since now they are lumped in with the jerks. Very true. We can't let these people limit the needs of peopl...Jump to post
Also let's not forget most importantly: LAS is a very well served city and airport. There are already flights to almost everywhere. It's not really a great opportunity. I would say somewhere like AUS is much more attractive to a legacy. More business travel, much more consistent flows, and it doesn'...Jump to post
BA doesn't really offer anything to keep the masses. This will only get worse.
They nickel and dime you just like Norweigan. Norweigan offers nice new planes at fantastic prices. The legacies don't really have an answer other than forming their own LCC..........enter Level.
Am I surprised at JetBlue going to seasonal..No, but after Frontier entering the market had some part in their planning. I hated flying jetblue during the winter months, always delayed or cancelled. If they cancelled, I had to drive to Boston. Their bread and butter is spring thru fall, and it was ...Jump to post
B6 delays at JFK and BOS are a problem. The network does need some adjustments. They need to space more time between turnarounds. Doubt BTV is at risk of losing JFK maybe less frequency. BTV was a very early if not original B6 market. They have done really well there. JFK offers options to all Flori...Jump to post
Southwest very much uses LAS for connections on the lower travel days. They connect alot of people thru LAS. It works out really well for them to funnel people thru when they would be flying emptier planes on less busy days. If they didn't connect so much they would need a schedule much more like Al...Jump to post
The legacy hubs are firmly in place at this point thru so much trial and error. I don't see any looking for a drastic change Delta has a small focus city to a few cities they see opportunity like SNA. Can't see anything more than that from a legacy. Southwest basically has a hub in LAS. They use it ...Jump to post
The whole concept of Joon doesn't make sense to me. It's literally an airline for millennial's? It's no wonder AF is bankrupt... That is just their PR and spin on. They just want to sound positive and need a reason to make a spin off airline. This is all about cost savings. It's a ULCC with lower o...Jump to post
Air Canada Rogue for Air Canada
Joon for Air France
Wonder if we will see more airlines follow suit. I bet we will.