That looks really good. Not sure I'd chose it for 10+ hour flights, but it works for 6-8. Yeah but wouldn't you choose this over coach if business were not available. Looks like a huge stop up from economy plus. :cool2: Its looks really good in pictures, but I hope its comfortable. Lighter weight p...Jump to post
Demand is no question, the problem is yield compared to the high cost of a LHR slot. LHR slots are very valuable and the flight mostly of leisure travelers with families on vacaction makes more sense for LGW. Let's say a flyer is willing to pay $100 more personally for LHR that same flyer won't pay ...Jump to post
This would remove too many seats. Flyers already have the choice of economy if they want the lowest fare, Main Cabin extra if they want more legroom, splurge for Business if they want real space, or really splurge for First class if they want privacy and space. There would be zero need for it, so ma...Jump to post
zeke wrote:Pretty ambitious for an airline that only has a month or two worth of cash on hand.
Low hanging fruit. I bet it's cities either with no service to Europe or under served.
I see them wanting to get into cities offering subsidies before wow and norweigan get more planes. The ULCC push is here, I think usa-europe will look really different In ten years.
Allegiant is really bad about telling people to just hold onto receipts. Alot of people have no money or emergency fund, they sadly dont. If it was going to be a long time I hate when they drag it out and are not honest. They should strive to improve but I'm not sure they care to. Improvement costs ...Jump to post
BUF traffic is going after the huge population nearby in Canada. I hope it works out! I wish they would try BTV Burlington VT for the same principle. Niagra falls is a huge tourism draw but tends to be car traffic. It's a must do once in your life easy summer quick trip for millions in the Northeast...Jump to post
I bet the goal is to add in less than daily service to markets that have no or little European service. Low cost to operate markets that will throw out large subsidies seems particularly attractive. Get in those cities before WOW and other LCC can.Jump to post
ULCC long haul is going to grow. If alliances don't keep up they will wish they had.Jump to post
KEF probably has the most international and long flights for a city of it's size.Jump to post
BTV Burlington Vermont actual city only has 42,260 people yet has a pretty healthy airport with 15 gates. Mainline and regional planes. Now granted the majority of northern NY and northern Vermont all use that airport. The ski airports for seasonal will win this one. EGE Vail small population yet lo...Jump to post
What is the largest o&d city not served from COS? I am going to guess it's NYC/ BOS or PDX? PDX seems easy , NYC/Boston take a lot of airplane time. I know Hawaii sounds crazy but those travellers tend to go for a while, I think they could easily pull in people from the denver area since parking...Jump to post
Was is deltas position? Everyone deserves sick days, I bet you most of their airport employees have minimal or no paid vacation days. Easy for us to sit back and say that's rediculous when we get 20 plus paid days off mostly. I hope the airlines loose this, they can afford this minimal gesture for w...Jump to post
DEN is probably the best connection airport in America. As an o&d passenger it's slow in/out but for connecting no airport is better. Southwest is smart den is/was growing, it's perfect for connections, and frontier was going to shrink. Southwest knew three full connection hubs were unsustainabl...Jump to post
Neither wow nor Iceland air do all connections though. They both rely heavily on o&d for the higher airfares. Even 30/70 is insanely different situation than 100% connections let's just use for an example. KEF just needs to invest a little more money on infastructre and they can keep growing. No...Jump to post
I think we will see delta try some new things post all this construction. Delta will have more gates that can handle e75, 319, or c series planes. Pit was launched even in all this construction because I think they were afraid frontier was going to give it a shot seasonally. Delta tends to be very d...Jump to post
There are many cases where this is necessary. The vast majority of support animals are legit. Mostly people who are mentally challenged or veterans with PTSD. I find it sad a bunch of people who were not brave enough to be in the military mocking a federally guaranteed right. I agree people twist it...Jump to post
Looks like BTV has applied for funding to launch DEN thru the 2017 Small Community Air Svc Development Program. Interesting as o&d to Denver is high and would be higher if a N/S existed. ALB supports Denver and definitely overlaps customers. I know several people in vt in the ski industry who dr...Jump to post
This is going to bleed money. Not sure this is a good time for them. They should have tried one stop first, and seen how that went. There are many places on the way even Spain or Portugal if they could get the approvals are pretty much on the way. Cool plane to see at JFK, but should have been one s...Jump to post
The big looser here will be star alliance. Lots of traffic from ewr-india.
EK has been so over serving JFK for years, we all expected something to happen with that crazy operation. I wouldn't be surprised if we still see one of those non-stops change to a stop in Europe.
lol I really am getting a good laugh from some of these armchair CEOs. Nobody knows the details. This is a positive for PAX. Let’s just keep it at that. It’s laughable to think that AA or any other airline could provide ANY kind of relief for DL in ATL when there’s a meltdown. Other airlines are ju...Jump to post
There is a solid chance this works out. Post incentive it will be harder. It is still a big WIN for ONT People travelling to Asia dont travel for short time periods or too frequently in general. I don't think people mind a little drive if they got a really good deal. There will be people who want to...Jump to post
Its nice to set a goal to move things along, but chances are probably close to 0% this happens. Pipe dream. SOME regional flying the chances might be close to 0 but maybe rounded to 0.0001%, to say ALL regional flights will be electric by 2040 i would say is 0.000000000% The people who passed this c...Jump to post
After Delta's recent meltdowns this is finally something responsible. Its good they are doing something they deserve credit for that. I don't think it's too big a deal if you were travelling between large airports exclusively, but this is a huge deal if your start or end was a smaller airport. Congr...Jump to post
Right now it would be way too expensive to relaunch JFK. They would need some serious frequency for it to be worth it. IAD, LAX, SFO would all be excellent for star alliance partners but that ship has sailed. They made a cost saving decision, it's done now. Won't happen unless something crazy happen...Jump to post
SLC growth is impressive on O&D, trends look for that to continue. Delta is at a pretty interesting phase at SLC until I bet 2021. Don't look for much interesting stuff for a while. They really have to focus on O&D and those necessary western connections more with airport limitations, but af...Jump to post
I think PBG news is relevant here since its market overlaps with BTV. BTV has no non-stops to Florida because they are so cheap from PBG. PBG has been the ULCC airport, as BTV has the legacies. PBG-IAD: 2x Mon-Fri CR2 1x Sa-Su CR2 Drive thru the BTV parking garage 1/3 of the cars are yellow New York...Jump to post
I think we can say with confidence it won't be NYC. The place is too expensive and they are not offering enough. This move is to save money, Amazon wants a good deal and save money for years with HQ2. Newark on the other hand makes alot of sense however if they want the talent pool in the Northeast....Jump to post
They desperately need more airport hotels and restaurants. That place is bursting at the seems. If they want to support WOW and Icelandair they need to start building more now. They need to invest in more facilities near the airport. Its a hike from the airport to the city, and there is not much by ...Jump to post
WOW talk about a thread really ahead of the time. No one really knows at this point but Amazon is going to be fishing for huge offers and cost savings with HQ2. Don't expect them to be flying two planes worth of people a day between the cities, that just wont happen. I am not sure how much traffic t...Jump to post
What other airlines will be at PAE? Have they announced destinations? I am not too familiar with the area, but looking at a map this does seem like it will be helpful to a lot of people north of Seattle? Could this hurt Bellingham at all since now there is a closer Seattle airport with probably lowe...Jump to post
It's a natural add. The market is not over served, it's an important destination to help win over heavy FFs from Alaska. Delta made a good route addition for their Network. DL is big to win FFs from Alaska these days I bet wee see some more changes and additions as they try to fine tune SEA.Jump to post
AA is doing a good job protecting the fortress in CLT If i had to make a guess, I would think the most likely candidate is VX/AS to LAX or SFO. Thats a pretty large market for just AA, a carrier could sneak in there carrying mostly destination traffic. United to SFO seems like another good guess, th...Jump to post
remember when people said this would be a huge success? I think most people or everyone was talking about SWF and PVD having potential. Near big markets NYC and BOS to Europe they can try multiple cities to make it work. I think most people were surprised by bdl and to one random city. It's norweig...Jump to post
All true, spirit is soaring. Some a.neters will call this "fake news" since they are out to defend the legacies at all costs.
Spirit is extremely up front on their product , as is allegiant.
The new Amazon hq2 is gonna be over hyped like HND slots to the us lol. The winner will most likely be some medium sized city that pays way too many incentives. I doubt it will be a Boston or Toronto more likely a medium sized city that makes a huge commitment. Amazon is smart they are gonna be all ...Jump to post
Didn't we just have a Norweigan has $$$$ problems forum. For now this is just a rumor. Sounds like some ssj management issues and trouble getting parts.
They have been quite happy with the ssj, I flew on it , I found interjet ssj extremely nice and the crew raved how much thru enjoy it.
sxf24 wrote:jfk777 wrote:
Delta had plans to fly to NBO. I’m sure if they were actually starting service it’d be hailed as a brilliant decision.
I agree with alot of people here this seems like a really bad business decision. Will probably bleed money quickly . I can't see there being enough people to pay a high premium for a N/S and with payload restrictions those people are really going to need to pay a premium.Jump to post
https://globalnews.ca/news/3953290/porter-airlines-video-boston-toronto/ Frustrated by disorganization, some passengers pulled out their phones and began video recording Porter staff delivering information. It was then they were confronted with an unusual demand. “At that point, the personnel came ...Jump to post
I think norweigan is fine. The legacies just wish norweigan would go away :stirthepot: I think their model is here to stay , it's working and looks to be the future. Revolutions don't happen overnight, the LCC long haul is sticking If they need an investor to pump money in, they can probably find on...Jump to post
There is so much demand in so cal to HNL, I do think this will be a success. B6 might adjust LGB but what good airline doesn't adjust it's offerings. People have been anti lgb b6 for so long now, they are not leaving the focus city. B6s biggest issue right now is southwests new interest in the place...Jump to post
I feel like allegiant usually gets people home sooner then the legacies in weather issues. They simply fly a whole new flight a few hours later or the next day etc. The legacies are all so full load factor wise there is nowhere to rebook people. Days later is the norm for non elite legacy fliers in ...Jump to post