Search found 8509 matches

by enilria
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 100
Views: 8898

Re: WW ending STL

It sounds like STL was requiring WW to operate service year round to receive the subsidy, where perhaps other airports were only requiring seasonal service for their subsidies. Maybe the winter operation created too much red ink. Perhaps WW simply looked at the losses they were incurring to operate...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 100
Views: 8898

Re: WW ending STL

I live in St. Louis and I think this is good for Lambert. Maybe its backwards thinking. WOW is great if you want to go to Iceland. Its also pretty good if you want a real cheap trip to some European cities.. However we already have one stop service through Dulles, JFK, Newark etc which is better th...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 100
Views: 8898

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. Cut for good sir, that is why it warranted another thread If it’s truly cut for good then agreed it deserves its own thread. Having said that, why is it cut for good? Doesn’t add up. They are flying it...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 100
Views: 8898

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. But not being discussed there. Your threads are very good, but this impacts more than just people in the US, which is what your threads covers, so people in say Iceland will miss it because they might ...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 100
Views: 8898

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Both leaving is a bigger deal because let’s be honest, two carriers to Iceland is too many from all but a handful of USA cities. Nobody expects CLE to support two long term. That’s why that was interesting. STL can absolutely support one and if WW left FI would come in. Like CLE it is a one carrier...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 100
Views: 8898

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Not really a big deal. Except when it involves CLE. Then you start a WW/FI thread which implies both airlines are closing up shop permanently within days of each other even though FI has a hard restart date in March. What did I miss? :D Both leaving is a bigger deal because let’s be honest, two car...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 100
Views: 8898

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. There are no bookable flights after this "2.5 gap" if you look at WOW's webpage. WOW doesn’t sell schedules that far in advance in nearly all cases. Something we routinely discuss in the OAG ...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 117
Views: 16337

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Thanks Enilria. I would like to know how many times I refreshed throughout the day patiently waiting haha! The most surprising of the UA adds to me is MSN-LAX. That is now 2 links to the west coast from UA there. MSN has been on a tear there lately with new service! Thanks That and EWR-PNS getting ...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 100
Views: 8898

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal.

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 117
Views: 16337

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

capejet wrote:
UA is adding 2 nonstops LAX-EUG, AA flies 2 a day already so that will double the service. Is the market that big?

Nope

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 117
Views: 16337

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

We were about to call the authorities for a wellness check on you! Thanks for the update as always. I’m very surprised UA is pulling out of LAX-DFW. Nope. It's just that the time the update is available to me has become more random. Thanks WN ELP-SAN JAN 0.1>0.9[0] FEB 0.1>1.1[0] MAR 0.2>1.2[0.1] A...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 117
Views: 16337

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

My Sunday is now complete! Thank you Enilria. Now to see what's new... bb Yes, I was getting worried it wouldn't update today! A lot! Wow, I’m shocked that UA is dropping DFW-LAX. Jeremy Yeah, that was a big surprise. The title is different this time - almost missed it. Thanks. Originally I was try...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 117
Views: 16337

OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

FAQ AS OF JULY 2018 THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THIS REPORT...SEE BELOW WHAT IS THIS REPORT? This compares departures for sale THIS WEEK for the stated period versus what was for sale LAST WEEK...prior year departures are now shown in brackets e.g. [0]. THE SCHEDULES SHOWN HERE CHANGE AFTER Y...

Jump to post
by enilria
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7816

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

Is there a strategy or formula that an airline uses to determine how many flight they should have flying from their hub to a competitor’s hub? It's very simple. It's bank structure plus economics. The airline's hub probably only has a certain number of time schedules that will allow connections fro...

Jump to post
by enilria
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

B6 did exactly the same thing. The two are kind of in a battle to see who can clean up their balance sheet enough to buy the other. B6 let go of some pretty senior people like the VP of Network Planning. Although I will say the changes made in his wake that were recently announced did not seem to me...

Jump to post
by enilria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 59176

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Yeah, I don't understand the secrecy / suspense either. Gives off the impression that either they don't know yet, or are second guessing this decision. They'll probably do this: "Hey, wait a minute, we just had time to read the agreement with UAE and it doesn't do anything at all. Here we thou...

Jump to post
by enilria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 102
Views: 11101

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

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. No, that is b.s. Animals are unsanitary, can cause or carry a...

Jump to post
by enilria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 59176

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Well with fuel prices up 35% so far this year, the economics of such flying is certainly more dubious than it was when first announced. Still dont understand why DL is dragging out announcing whether ATL or JFK will be the U.S gateway. Yeah, I don't understand the secrecy / suspense either. Gives o...

Jump to post
by enilria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 55
Views: 12587

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Air Italy is Qatar Europe Air Italy is majority owned by Europeans. If you don't like foreign entities owning 49% of a European carrier that is an issue between the EU and the USA, not Qatar and the USA. What Qatar has done is completely legal and lawful. Delta owns 49% of AeroMexico. Should AeroMe...

Jump to post
by enilria
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance
Replies: 55
Views: 12587

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Air Italy is Qatar Europe Air Italy is majority owned by Europeans. If you don't like foreign entities owning 49% of a European carrier that is an issue between the EU and the USA, not Qatar and the USA. What Qatar has done is completely legal and lawful. Delta owns 49% of AeroMexico. Should AeroMe...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Boeing probably has a lot of power...and wants AS to dump those VX Airbus planes ASAP. Boeing does those sorts of "politics for aircraft orders" things all the time. To be clear, this contract will cover ground handling for a grand total of 24 flights per day. Only 11 of which are not Ala...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6538

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

I think they would have merged with somebody else. Maybe NK. That would probably be the most logical, although maybe F9 considering competitive overlap. It would probably have meant NK would have elevated their product a bit and would not be the rock bottom carrier they are now if they picked NK.

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 656
Views: 58105

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

So then why axe DAB and SRQ? They're Florida cities, and frankly they do seem to fill the planes for the most part. Yield may be low, but isn't that all Florida flights from NY? Then you have OAK and SJC, these are transcons. SJC shocks me with DL starting JFK-SJC and I believe AA as well? Maybe it...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 656
Views: 58105

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

See this is what doesn't make sense to me. If they're so focused on growth at JFK, why would they drop so many cities that are served exclusively from JFK? They are focused on making money at JFK. I can imagine a strategy to improve their operational performance where they stop trying to connect at...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16311

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle has overtaken British Airways as the biggest non-U.S. airline on transatlantic routes to and from the New York area, in the latest illustration of the low cost carrier's move into Britis...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 656
Views: 58105

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

IAD CM's notified this morning that the axe has fallen So that's interesting in that it means their long-haul strategy is not at the core of the shift. Not flying IAD/DCA long-haul takes away a lot of options in that it is the #2 transcon market. I'm still confused where all these airplanes are goi...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 656
Views: 58105

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

IAD CM's notified this morning that the axe has fallen So that's interesting in that it means their long-haul strategy is not at the core of the shift. Not flying IAD/DCA long-haul takes away a lot of options in that it is the #2 transcon market. I'm still confused where all these airplanes are goi...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

The only source of appeal is the airport. I don't see much online about governance, but it would not be surprising if AS has tentacles in the governing structure in which case the other airlines have nowhere to appeal any bad behavior. At most airports they would have excluded an exclusive bid from...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 656
Views: 58105

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

if you don't think Schumer has influence on JetBlue, just look at how much Schumer talked about himself in this article http://www.wxxinews.org/post/jetblue-offer-non-stop-service-between-rochester-and-boston The upper staff at B6 speak of Schumer as if he was their grandfather. I think he has A LO...

Jump to post
by enilria
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 656
Views: 58105

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Man, is this list wrong! JB just announced a new route out of Rochester. If you guys are going to announce things from the inside… Make sure that it’s correct. To be fair to whoever that was, nothing is "correct" until it's announced. Things change until the send button is hit on the pres...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11185

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

AA ATL-JFK FEB 0>0.3[0] American starting ATLJFK hmm. They are already on the LGA route. Now JFK. Up against DL and B6. Should be interesting. ATL NYC is a large market though. That appears to be a few one-offs. No idea... So is this route getting dropped altogether, or is it just a temporary suspe...

Jump to post
by enilria
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Tells Agents to Avoid Rebooking on Other Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 4447

AA Tells Agents to Avoid Rebooking on Other Airlines

Not surprised, but another step in the long path toward making air travel more miserable. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy passengers on competing airlines — with no stated limit on how long they must wait for a seat on another American flight. A manager can make...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11185

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

Thanks as always for enilria for appeasing our weekly Sunday addiction. :) The flight is loaded and available for booking, including a first class cabin: BFL 0600 DFW 1120 AA 5806 CR9 DFW 1900 BFL 2010 AA 5950 CR9 I remember AA having trouble in the winter months with this schedule in the 1990's at...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy Wants to Keep 15% Stake in Alitalia (AZ)
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Italy Wants to Keep 15% Stake in Alitalia (AZ)

I suspect this is a firewall against the new owner pulling a Swiss or Austrian style deal and exporting most or all of the long-haul. It also granted Alitalia a bridge loan of 900 million euros ($1 billion) to keep it afloat in the meantime. According to the paper, once Alitalia has repaid the loan,...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Still nobody has posted an example where the only handling option is a competitor in the USA. The article you posted says as much. So if the point is that this is unique and new. Point taken. Otherwise, there doesn't seem to be any evidence this isn't allowed and as of yet no one has heard objectio...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11185

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

**AA CZM-MIA APR 0.9>0.0[0.9] MAY 0.8>0[0.8] JUN 1.0>0[1.0] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] To me this was a big surprise. Particularly with other Caribbean islands still depleted from past hurricanes. I realize it will probably be seasonal, but amazing it can't support yearround into the biggest Latin hub...not ev...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11185

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

Thanks as always! :) I think we all saw Condor dropping the Austin route at some point. Except those in AUS who stated that DE was not leaving and would operate the route along side of LH. LOL Except those in AUS who stated that DE was not leaving and would operate the route along side of LH. I don...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11185

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

I think we all saw Condor dropping the Austin route at some point. I feel bad for Condor. They are being used as R&D by the other carriers. A lot of AA PHL cuts in January. Some just a carry over from last year, some not. Not all that surprising. But I still don't understand less than daily fli...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11185

OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE

FAQ AS OF JULY 2018 THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THIS REPORT...SEE BELOW WHAT IS THIS REPORT? This compares departures for sale THIS WEEK for the stated period versus what was for sale LAST WEEK...prior year departures are now shown in brackets e.g. [0]. THE SCHEDULES SHOWN HERE CHANGE AFTER Y...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

I think the point is that WN chose DGS on ICT - they weren’t told take it or leave it. My point is just let’s wait and see if it’s even an issue before we freak out over an exclusive below-wing ground handler at a two-gate airport. Plus, being able to leave DGS gives WN the ability to hold them acc...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

But for the other airlines, being forced to be handled by a competitor is a kick in the teeth. How so? So McGee handles UA in PAE, UAE handles AS in SBA, DGS handles SWA in ICT and so forth... Self-handling is allowed in all of those is it not? I'm positive it is in ICT. Still nobody has posted an ...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8075

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

Does somebody have a calendar event set up to automatically launch this thread on the 5th of every month?

Jump to post
by enilria
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

That's the point. They used to. They used this and previously Horizon as ways to sidestep having an in-house ramp contract. 3rd party contracts (even to subsidiaries) are much cheaper because they can be easily replaced and subject to counterbid. Much more expensive when its mainline employees. The...

Jump to post
by enilria
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17379

Re: LH closing SJC

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
enilria wrote:
airevents wrote:
LH is ending service to SJC (again) effective the end of October. Very sad to see this route go.

Shocking...No wait wrong word, what is the opposite of shocking?


Expected.

Yeah, that's it.

Jump to post
by enilria
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17379

Re: LH closing SJC

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
enilria wrote:
airevents wrote:
LH is ending service to SJC (again) effective the end of October. Very sad to see this route go.

Shocking...No wait wrong word, what is the opposite of shocking?


Expected.

Yeah, that's it!

Jump to post
by enilria
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Not sure how McGee is sidestepping union contracts. All McGee employees are covered by a union contract with the IAM http://www.iam720.org/ Much weaker contract than the AAG mainline contract which is the one they are dodging. The RSSA contract (AS ramp) isn't being sidestepped; there's no AS in-ho...

Jump to post
by enilria
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 116
Views: 17379

Re: LH closing SJC

airevents wrote:
LH is ending service to SJC (again) effective the end of October. Very sad to see this route go.

Shocking...No wait wrong word, what is the opposite of shocking?

Jump to post
by enilria
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

I don’t think anyone is being “forced”. I am sure this was a stipulation of serving this airport. That's the definition of forced. The airport is not private. It's paid for with tax dollars. And I believe in Las Vegas, you have to use Swissport or another handler for international flights. Sure, bu...

Jump to post
by enilria
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

You guys are really getting worked up about something pretty minor. The deal is the airport authority is in charge of ground handling. They in turn opted to run an RFP and bring a vendor in to do this. McGee Air Services won this contract. Could have been DGS, Menzies, Swissport, Envoy, or any othe...

Jump to post
by enilria
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Yes it is common for there to be one handler and yes it is common to be handled by a competitor, but is it common that the one handler option is a competitor? Name the U.S. airports with scheduled commercial service that are privately owned and/or privately operated. There you go. Branson. F9 flies...

Jump to post