The point is, when you combine network size, scale, operational performance, financial performance, and customer satisfaction, Delta very often leads the pack when it comes to US Airlines, and that's what he's boasting about as it's translating to a revenue premium above Delta's peers. End of story...Jump to post
I know for many years up until at least 2014/15 they had a crew hub at LHR for flight attendants, they were American crew but based and lived in London, I used to see the crew on a regular basis at the crew parking lot at LHR. The UA cabin crews based at LHR are not exclusively American. I would sa...Jump to post
It's funny, the "exCO" "exUA" mentality is very much alive and well. I was not 4 weeks ago on a UA flight LAX-IAH and the DirectTV was spotty the whole flight. When this same thing happened on my GUM-HNL flight last year, I was given a URL to go to to get compensated. I asked an...Jump to post
There is a distinction between a “brand” and “branding” that many here do not grasp- some do. The United “brand” consists of the company’s behavior, services and hard product. The deliverables the experience for the consumer. Branding is just the visual representation of that. The important thing i...Jump to post
Absolutely the right outcome. The most AB jobs being protected; LH Group retains its market dominance...which I deem necessary for a stabilized EU aviation sector...fewer creditors getting shafted; better job stability and growth opportunities for existing LH staff. Deregulated markets have caused s...Jump to post
I don't see anything specific (or anything at all) on the website yet. I even checked the route map. I do hope for more details than we've had for the last few years... bb It's in the Press Room https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-63b909593afd887b4d8033b5080849df-southwest-airlines-announces-...Jump to post
Well, at the moment, they are doing neither. https://i1.wp.com/sbpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/anigif_184341c2bae01d92172f90dfd4607143-13.gif?resize=300%2C168 I like how you add "who no longer flies UA." Oh, you betcha I no longer fly them. And trust me, I am 100% justified in hati...Jump to post
[quote="Boeing778X"] Well, at the moment, they are doing neither. [quote] That is not at all the truth, but you wouldn't know because you don't fly United. For someone who really hates United...and who no longer flies United...you sure do spend alot of your time and energy thinking about a...Jump to post
The current United livery has a Jeff Smisek residue. It must go. The tullip is a relic from another era. United needs a comprehensive corporate rebranding...and not some cheap in-house job...but a relevant global rebranding from a commissioned global branding firm. United is anything but one happy f...Jump to post
Due to a significant decline in demand between Japan and Guam, an internal memo by Scott Kirby announces new reductions in the region beginning in January 2018. Here is a breakdown of some of the changes: Effective 21JAN 2018 - Fourth weekly "Island Hopper" round-trip added between GUM and...Jump to post
Super80Fan wrote:His words basically mean they want to gobble up B6. Would give them access to JFK, BOS, MCO, FLL, SJU, and all the Airbus A320/A321's along with E190's they can eat.
Rdh3e wrote:Unless the EAS carrier had code share with a major at the destination airport the traffic volumes are always terrible.
Get a real airline in there like SkyWest and the traffic recovers overnight.
It's a shame that express carriers didn't bid for this route. The maximum public benefit would be to have express service connecting to UA at SFO or AS at SFO/PDX. Flying Boutique Air into OAK isn't going to generate the connecting traffic, nor the connecting opportunities that an express carrier wo...Jump to post
Also interesting that the GOVERNOR shows up? Come on, this is the best thing he has to do with his time. Imagine if the governor of IL, TX, GA, or NY did the same every time there was major announcement to those states? There's a big difference between Indy and the states you mentioned. Those state...Jump to post
From the DL News Hub:
http://news.delta.com/delta-launch-nons ... g-may-2018
SBA has also seen the return of mainline service to both SFO and DEN. This is all part of Scott Kirby's strategy to grow the domestic network in order to enhance feed into the international operation. During UA's bankruptcy, as some A/C leases were canceled, regional aircraft were increasingly subst...Jump to post
I really enjoyed viewing these concepts. Thanks for the post. I like #1 and #2 best, though concept #1 reminds me of Canadian Pacific's final livery before becoming Canadian Airlines International. The concepts that attempted to incorporate the original widget logo were, in my opinion, quite hideous.Jump to post
Delta, bar none, is the best run network carrier of the big three. United has a long way to go to catch up to Delta's operational excellence; financial performance; and customer service. Delta executes well; United doesn't (and rarely ever has). October will mark seven years since the CO merger and ...Jump to post
That's an element of the entire AAG culture that everybody loves Alaska/Horizon, whether it's the customer or the employee. It's being tested at QX right now and AS will find out just how much everyone loves their product when they start tearing apart Virgin's brand in the next 3 years. . Great post.Jump to post
If I'm not mistaken, AAG's Q2 results come out today. I hope the industry analysts on the conference call take Tilden and Co. to task for the ongoing reliability and recruitment issues at QX. This could also be an opportune time for DL to seize on QX's operational reliability woes by adding new citi...Jump to post
Bloomberg is reporting that Frontier's IPO is now on hold because of Kirby's comments.
https://seekingalpha.com/news/3279976-f ... email_link
I am pleased the OP brought this topic up. When I heard yesterday about Norwegian's new services to AUS and DEN, I pondered the same question. It does make me wonder how a smaller carrier can put a fleet of brand new shiny 787's on a slew of lower yielding intercontinental routes and earn a profit. ...Jump to post
1973mcg wrote:One can't help feeling he is the fall guy for bad decisions taken by more senior people in the organisation!
Yes UA has a FA crew base in HKG. The SIN base closed about 16 years ago.
I would think NK would have to prove that pilots are still being harassed. All the pilots have to do is refuse OT and shut up about it... No. As mcdu so eloquently stated, all NK management has to prove is that the status quo is being disrupted. Every airline runs a fairly decent percentage of thei...Jump to post
Even during CO's worst operational and financial periods during the early 1990's, their service in the Pacific market was excellent. One of the best inflight experiences I've ever had was on a CO DC-10 routing GUM-HNL-SFO in Business Class. This must've been about 1992. The link below is an excellen...Jump to post
And that's what happened for the first three decades of deregulation - there was a massive transfer of economic value from airlines' shareholders and employees to their customers. But at a certain point, shareholders and employees said "enough." Airlines went bankrupt and merged, and now ...Jump to post
Personally, the gray lei swoosh around the fuselage is unnecessary. The vibrancy of the color palate on the tail is enough and the eye shouldn't be taken away the focal point of the livery, the aircraft tail. A solid white fuselage with billboard titles in the new ligature would be perfect. I eagerl...Jump to post
Unless UA violated the contract of carriage -which does not appear to be the case based on the limited information available - this is no gaffe.. It's called Involuntary DENIED BOARDING . He was not denied boarding. He was allowed to board, by all accounts. No one has claimed he rushed the gate age...Jump to post
Who are these VX brand loyalists anyway? Silicon Valley VC's whose job it is to fund upstarts and then capitalize on the exit strategy?
Oh the irony...
I can't imagine how much bitterness is going to be felt by crew after they are absorbed into Alaska when they think about how hard they were expected to work at Virgin, for such low pay and lower work rules to only be sold off when they started to organize for better pay/workrules. Trust me, any bi...Jump to post
Nice mid-western adds from SAN... SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced increased investment in Southern California by adding service to six new destinations from San Diego International Airport. New nonstop service includes daily flights to Albuquerque, New Mexic...Jump to post
TheLion wrote:I get the feeling this is going to be a disappointment. There's nothing wrong with the existing livery. It still looks very current. Let's see though...
New seasonal service to BWI, PHL, MKE
Year-round ABQ on E175 aircraft.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/alaska-ai ... 00500.html
Already being discussed here:
On my QX wishlist: 4. Add QX flights throughout CA to SFO, SEA, LAX and/or PDX to places like SCK, CCR, BFL and maybe even TVL. 5. More intra-CA flights out of SFO or LAX to places like FAT, SMF, BFL, SBA, SBP and MRY. Some already exists. Good call. What AS/QX pulled off at STS could be replicated...Jump to post
Santa Rosa Press Democrat article about AA's service announcement:
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/61722 ... artslide=0