I'm not predicting the end of anything. Where did I write that? I'm just writing that there are some doubts within the industry, and the analyst world, that BT and BM may a) not be the guys to see this larger entity forward, b) may need another set of eyes to get this merger polished off. It's out t...Jump to post
That would be great if the entire loss can be attributed to write downs but based on the monthly updates pertaining to RASM and LF and PRASM estimates, those are all down - and that is not a good combination, usually. [ If these really are one-off items the 1Q loss is no big deal. . This needs to be...Jump to post
That's actually part of the problem IMO. This group leading AS needs some broader, bigger thinkers. With taking on Virgin this is more than Seattle. If the under-performance continues, the pressure will grow on BT and BM to get people in there who have a bigger world view. Alaska executive team is s...Jump to post
The eliminate a competitor - heck yes. Smart move by AS. Virgin A was a huge thorn in the side with undercutting yields. Was it worth the cost? Time will tell. So what did AS get for its 2-something-billion? Eliminate a west coast competitor. Prevent JetBlue from expanding on the west coast. Bonuses...Jump to post
How's a quarterly loss in this marketplace acceptable? Listening... I'm told Alaska's second in command, Ben Minicucci, sent an e-mail to pilots that informed of the airline's upcoming first quarterly loss in 7 years due to increased competition and higher costs. AAG is also pulling back on pilot tr...Jump to post
I'm sorry EA CO AS but you're disqualified for the line about 2 gates at Love Field being part of the greatest assets ALK acquired. I believe Virgin America doesn't own the leasehold on them. And second disqual for describing them as "hardest-to-come-by real estate". If you're referring to...Jump to post
This was expected?!?! I thought I studied the merger and all the SEC materials pretty good, along with all the public parties, and I don’t recall seeing anything about expectant quarterly losses. Maybe I missed something...wouldn’t be first time. Yes Alaska isn’t going anywhere...as an entity. But w...Jump to post
I'm told Alaska's second in command, Ben Minicucci, sent an e-mail to pilots that informed of the airline's upcoming first quarterly loss in 7 years due to increased competition and higher costs. AAG is also pulling back on pilot training, which could be taken as a cut in expansion, which include sh...Jump to post
Correct. What’s being constructed outside of Main terminal and concourse D in SEA? You can see clearly from the main terminal or the Link station. I believe it's a bus gate holdroom of sorts. The gates should be CUTE (I think airlines like F9, NK, and SY would use it) and it will be connected to Con...Jump to post
The Corp Comm line. All the comments from BT and BM about owning California and becoming California's airline sound a little shaky when you start cutting routes from your No 1 CA operation. And, yes, eliminating a competitor that was stressing west coast yields was part of the buy. Comments about SE...Jump to post
If you're relying on Airways for aviation journalism, can't help you. LAX's poor terminal layout means that they will always be playing catch-up with international gateway brethren. https://airwaysmag.com/airports/one-year-groundbreaking-midfield-satellite-concourse-taking-shape-west-tom-bradley-int...Jump to post
Considering the original 757-200 plan was to retire anything forward of ship 685, it makes sense that there are several birds in earlier sequences that don't have winglets. But I believe, count there are 3 75D's among the last delivered that still don't have winglets. Granted the plan was stopped wi...Jump to post
There are several 75D's without winglets. The conversion was stopped during the basement of oil prices. (and, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I still don't think their 757 fleet has been fully winglet modified yet) They haven't. I saw a 757 at DTW a few days ago that didn't have winglets yet. T...Jump to post
Boeing already tried Air Asia & the industry scuttlebutt is it didn't work. HA reported on 22 Feb that the A338 order was still in place ( https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiians-a330-800-order-remains-in-place-for-now-446147/ ) but now FG tells us it was cancelled on 27 Feb ( https...Jump to post
In Phoenix, William Franke is quietly proud of Scott Kirby's initial plans.Jump to post
A real head scratcher. AS supposedly wants to be the airline of California. Dropping DEN an ominous sign, based on the importance of the market. It's too early to overreact. But this won't quell the naysayers that AS Mgt is vastly underperforming. I think the deletion of SFO-DEN and MSP with the tho...Jump to post
AS makes a killing on SEA-PDX. Try booking day of...some days impossible. I-5 traffic is so god awful that a lot of people now just fly. with all the scheduling issues for QX due to pilot shortage, do they REALLY need to maintain such frequency PDX-SEA at the expense of so much of their network cuts...Jump to post
DL has no public plans to retire its 738's from the same era. I had dinner with a friend who is an AA 738 captain. While the older 738s still have cycles left, one problem is that they use an older HUD system than the planes that started arriving in 2009. Parts for the old system are becoming diffic...Jump to post
In SEA, the Port is in charge of the construction. 2 gates at a time along A will be closed during the construction. While DL will be the airline to benefit the most, all airlines that operate at SEA are paying for the new IFS facility. Of note, Alaska fought against it hard. I was wondering if any ...Jump to post
I was told the the financial numbers on a D-level check ballooned from much earlier estimates. Whether this was after one or two were run through at TechOps, or just accountants running the numbers, I don't know. There's also the issue of parts. DL has already gutted the squad of M90's it bought fro...Jump to post
It won't be 2021. In fact it may be never. Elections are up-coming and some of the progressive candidates don't want to spend the $ on a new airport. What you see from the air essentially are outlines. Interestingly, there's one confirmed report of a plane lining up to land on one of the fake runways.Jump to post
I thought I saw AA reduce GEG service for this summer. Originally slated 2x daily GEG-DFW 2x daily GEG-PHX with one rotation each on a 321 -- not 2x daily GEG-DFW and only 1x GEG-PHX and no 321's.Jump to post
Reply by DL naive and probably someone low on the totem poll not grasping the potential gravity of the tweet(s). Not good. DL flights out of ICN zeroed out Monday in P. And only Tue to SEA has seats in P. Nearly all athletes out Monday and early Tuesday. And HND-MSP zeroed out as well. If I were UA ...Jump to post
airzona11 wrote:DL is looking childish on their twitter and their response to folks praising them for doing so. The should stay apolitical, some of the panderings they have been doing are comical.
Reminder, Delta F/A's have voted down 2 union drives since the merger with AFA-rep'd Northwest - and that was with a very union-friendly labor board. So the unions are already at boiling over DL. Maybe there's some correlation to Delta's superior net promoter scores and industry revenue premium and ...Jump to post
Yeah? Who's that? There is much abuzz in the industry that AS has had a come to Jesus moment in regard to its original decision to install its vanilla domestic first class on cross country flights. Lots of chatter that AS is talking to seat manufacturers about a sub-fleet of cross country premium eq...Jump to post
No AM interest in AC E90's.
EddieDude wrote:Jump to postAirbusMDCFAN wrote:are there any airlines picking up 2nd hand early to mid year 2000 E190s for their fleets
I wonder if AM would be interested in a few.
There is much abuzz in the industry that AS has had a come to Jesus moment in regard to its original decision to install its vanilla domestic first class on cross country flights. Lots of chatter that AS is talking to seat manufacturers about a sub-fleet of cross country premium equipped first class...Jump to post
Shitty news. Despite some posts from an individual completely incompetent about the MSP market, SY had a decent following. Minnesotans are traditionally verse y loyal. Love the typical speak from Jude about how the customer service importance hasn't diminished. Um, yes it has. Minimum wage people se...Jump to post
Looks like something my son could draw.
KarelXWB wrote:Jump to postNot sure why it took so long but N924VA has finally been delivered and got the San Francisco Giants livery applied:
That F9 can't think SEA-DEN daily in the summer isn't a $ maker... Sorry for not posting this earlier, but F9 is adding SEA-AUS at the expense of frequencies from other routes. SEA-AUS is 4X (IIRC) weekly with an A320, redeye eastbound, late evening arrival into SEA westbound. It starts April 9, whi...Jump to post
When, or do, the Virgin America deliveries get the AS-interior with no live TV and VX layout?Jump to post
Unacceptable. And since this man doesn't have any union representation, it'll be easy for DAL to terminate.Jump to post
I'm going to go chug a .75 of Jack and create Frontier's next schedule.Jump to post
The seats on US domestic E75's I've flown on are uniform and have been since deliveries since mid-2000. This goes for QX, OO, YX, YV, CP. The initial version of these seats were even worse - it felt like you were leaning FORWARD. I felt this way on DL in F on a fairly new 175. Is this a new normal f...Jump to post
Good information. Thank you for sharing. n7371f, Alaska had the Insight Group (variety of frequent flyers, corporate contracts, and some employees) were able to sample about 9 seats, I believe. The 2 or 3 that were narrowed down were then tested with a smaller group in a fake-airline environment but...Jump to post
Perhaps you missed the part where DL signed an agreement under false pretenses? If you're right with that statement, then you ought head over to your legal department and ask that they all resign. What a bunch of crap. Come on. AS had a chance to do what Delta wanted to keep them as a partner. AS di...Jump to post
In your Chester-colored world I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Tell me how you know. That said, I can't tell you how I know because I don't want to disclose the high ranking DL people who told me the same exact details over several dinners. Still doesn't account for Brad later calling Richa...Jump to post
The 3 aircraft are currently with Hawaiian. They were sold by Hawaiian to Boeing Capital and leased back for several months. These are bids that are relatively young and were built for Hawaiian.
aemoreira1981 wrote:Jump to postThese three are likely the ones owned by and registered to Boeing directly.
You're right, I forgot...I should always go for the video or animation of what something is going to look like compared to the real deal. You want real? AS' 738's have 41 inch pitch and they still suck with the crappy recline. But the animation looked great:-) And for my friend AS CO EA...if your in...Jump to post
Let it go...Plus I thought everything AS does is better than DL or anyone else for that matter. So why bother? And your comment about WestJet is so stupid. Please. And if what you allude is actually correct, and AS believed MileagePlan was more valuable than the existence of the airline, then great ...Jump to post
DL has the infrastructure in place at BOS once WN is removed from their terminal. This is about B6 driving DL off the route; they don't want them growing BOS side by side with them the way they've tried to grow SEA side by side with AS. And AS won't leave the market, soooo... When DL started to expa...Jump to post
That's a really poor PR reply. Try again. Especially after everyone got raises just because... But why does this happen on AA with more frequency? Going for great? It’s the world’s largest airline by most measures, including passengers carried. I’d expect to encounter a higher raw number of passenge...Jump to post
Sounds like you had a crappy crew. Every customer has the same story about each airline. There's no airline with ALL great crews. Getting a drink refilled sounds like flights on AS, UA, AA, B6, DL. Frankly the only airline with the closest consistent service is WN. As for the better seats than anyon...Jump to post