This is why everyone should be using skiplagged, that way the airlines will learn their lesson on not taking advantage of people. As much as I hate the lack of common sense when it comes to airfare pricing, they charge what the markets dictate and can support. That's why LCC competition against the...Jump to post
As much as miss the ExpressJet service from a decade ago that ran between AUS/SAT and OKC, I was actually thinking of using these guys to go visit my family in a few weeks...good thing I didn't book the tix.Jump to post
The bombing in 16 didn't help...but Belgium, as a whole, suffers from a glaring lack of government cohesion (in fact, google how many times they haven't had a government due to electoral issues). On top of that, imo, their levels of bureaucracy seem to reach stratospheric proportions when it comes t...Jump to post
OB1504 wrote:Because the alternative of putting employees in danger is preferable?
American's policy is to just take out the axe and start chopping - cancel as much as possible we'll pick up the pieces tomorrow. As opposed to their DFW policy where they start delaying everything that moves whenever there's a lightning bolt within 500 miles of the airfield. My own personal opinion...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:UA on EWR-OKC used to be an E145. I guess it didn't survive the upgauging.
Why is it that WN seems to be the ONLY airline on this forum that folks bring up fuel hedging on like it's some evil plot by them to fudge their numbers to look better? Other airlines can do it too...and sometimes they come out better per quarter because of it. It reminds me of that interview with A...Jump to post
My laptop, iPad Mini, and iPhone 7 all will power themselves for five hours. Whenever you board an airplane, you should have all your devices charged. That's not an unrealistic expectation. There are also portable power banks. There is no reason you need in-seat power on a 6 hour flight other than ...Jump to post
Billions in profits from the ancillary fees and economy minus scam, and they still stick it to the customer...thank you shareholders.Jump to post
They had damn well better install plugs between the seats if they're serious about these Hawaii flights. Hell, they should've installed them in the first place when they announced in-flight wifi!Jump to post
How about NK serving Oklahoma City and Tulsa with flights to FLL, LAS and other leisure destinations? We've already got G4 and F9 serving OKC...we don't need NK. Now, what's next for Spirit? How about the following: 1. Begin charging for pax to use the under-seat storage area 2. Begin charging for ...Jump to post
The realistic part of me thinks this is a negotiating ploy towards Airbus.
The emotional part of me thinks "oh please, oh please, oh please order the 787!"
The difference between UA (well, most any American carrier) and LH is night and day. Welcome to flying the US3...where just about any full-service European airline (save maybe a few like BA) easily beats them in service and amenities. Now you know why I stuck to int'l codeshares when flying trans-A...Jump to post
But even setting aside said assertion, it's worth repeating - all of the allegedly wonderful customer service that airlines used to provide, at the price points at which they used to provide it, led to disastrous financial results and massive capital destruction. So, if I read this correctly, you'r...Jump to post
I have zero issues with the profit margins...I have issues with airlines maximizing their profit margins while providing progressively crappy customer service (if they even provide it at all). If you're gonna go for more profit, maybe it'd help to re-invest in better service. And, of course, not pat...Jump to post
I thought they kept the non combi 400's entirely in the lower 48?Jump to post
It is not only the last 737-300 at Southwest, it is also the last Classic 737 in passenger service in the United States. Although Alaska still has a few 400 Combis left, but those will soon be retired as well. Besides Alaska, I don't think any airline is still flying Classic 737s in the US, at leas...Jump to post
In case anyone wants to see the full presentation: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=117098&p=irol-presentations But of course, the naysayers won't bother to read the article where it clearly states: Thursday, at American Airlines’ Investor and Media Day, AA’s President Robert Isom ad...Jump to post
Source, please. I'd love to see the quote where any executive at AA - or Delta or United - said that. Take your pick...I'll leave it to you to read between the lines: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-united-basic-economy-1116-biz-20161115-story.html https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content...Jump to post
Or the attitude that existed post 9-11..where every customer was valued. Except, unless we're paying to sit up front, we're not anymore...to the airlines, we're nothing more than an endless source of ancillary fee milking...and after that, we're just a burden for them to transport from point A to B.Jump to post
In case anyone wants to see the full presentation: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=117098&p=irol-presentations But of course, the naysayers won't bother to read the article where it clearly states: Thursday, at American Airlines’ Investor and Media Day, AA’s President Robert Isom adm...Jump to post
I booked a flight on AA today, LGA-CLT-DAB. The basic economy fare was $100. The main cabin fare was $101. I laughed. Yah, I've noticed AA has the LEAST predictable fare increases from econ- to reg econ...it almost depends on the flight, but it's anywhere from $0 to $15. DL is almost always $15-20 ...Jump to post
What an idiot. It won't be long until another major economic crash like 2008, a major terror attack or more severe weather or natural events will kill demand and profits, with a turn to major losses to all airlines. Well, WN didn't lose $$ after 9/11...one of the few, if not only, airlines to pull ...Jump to post
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/09/aa-bas ... her-fares/
Frankly, I'm shocked that AA would openly admit what I've been espousing since this "innovative" idea was announced.
Well, let the discussion begin...
She should not be removed. Taking a pet on a plane should be a privilege, not a right. If anyone is disrupted by a pet, it should be the pet owner that should be removed, not the person suffering as a result of the pet being on the plane. Alternatively, pets should be carried in the baggage hold, l...Jump to post
xdlx wrote:If they Truly want to aling with the VS product line an order of B787-900 would be a good start
BREECH wrote:But then all of a sudden I was asked to pay 50 pounds (euros?) more for the bag and 25 for carry on.
SAT is mostly a one-trick pony when it comes to large traffic: military...and they're mostly domestic travel that can be handled via the numerous flights on the US3 (+WN). Austin has the international flights due to the tech companies, etc. Hell, up in OKC, I'd LOVE to have the traffic and flight op...Jump to post
ckfred wrote:airplanedaj wrote:After AA bought Air Cal, SJC was supposed to act as a connecting hub between cities along the West Coast and points east of the Rockies.
It's obviously because DTW has more Airbus planes and ATL has more Boeing planes in the Delta system...and the mods are pro-Airbus!
Except that you were getting more for the price you pay now. AA has been matching ULCCs with an arguably superior product for years. If you ever looked into it, you would see that AA's O (lowest) fares were NK fares + bag fees + seat assignment. The prices were actually configured that way, yet NK ...Jump to post
So will it take 6 months to fly from DOH to CPT on a DL MD-88? And is the promotion double SkyPesos for this routing?Jump to post
Well, luckily they'll still offer the option of not worrying about all the incidentals. By paying more, of course. Kind of goes without saying, doesn't it? I'm all for getting a deal, but if I'm really not up for dealing with the Basic Econ experience, there are other fare classes available. Pay mo...Jump to post
Is STN better than LGW in terms of access to Downtown? Depends...both LGW and STN have ease of rail access into London. I believe that you can take the LGW train straight to Victoria (and I think there's other options into Charing Cross), and the STN train takes you to Liverpool Street. From either...Jump to post
Surprisingly, people rave about VX as being the fun airline but they were the only one I flew in the last year who did only one drink service at the start of SFO-IAD flight and then the crew was completely missing in action until we landed, not even a water service for the next 4 hours! You do real...Jump to post