Well based on sales I dont think the Hotel mode is a big factor the ATR is outselling the Q400 by quite a large margin. The ATR is much cheaper in list price. And 30% less fuelburn. That's the winner right there. And they gain those 30% and lower list price by saving, among other things, the APU. A...Jump to post
mcdu wrote:For years Spirit has been a Mickey Mouse Operation. This just makes it official.
stapleton wrote:In the 1970s, the original Frontier operated flights Dallas - Denver - Casper - Billings - Great Falls and they were called Petroleum Club flights. The Dallas - Denver section served Steak and Lobster on the hour and forty minute all coach 737-200 flight.
Sorry to break the news..... Delta One is no Royal Service! Yes, but it is better than Delta domestic first. :roll: Thanks for your productive contribution to the thread. Back to the thread, aren't the HNL routes Delta One already? Additionally, won't the presence of both Delta One and domestic fir...Jump to post
those planes are about worth about 200k until..... they need a C or D check and then the airline dies!
not worth even painting them.....
DFW-KEF on a 752? Let's hope they have plenty of days where the KEF weather allows them to go N/A (no alternate), or it could be an interesting route to dispatch. Two diversion airports in Iceland, AEY and EGS. RKV would have similar weather as KEF. This same reason should make the A321 a NOGO/ SUB...Jump to post
Instead of Shutting the door on the program, I see it as an opportunity to REPLACE the A318/19 lackluster line.
The C series could be the A318/19 replacement leaving the "cash cow" A320/21 line all by itself.... why change what is not broken.
The final route SHOULD be either DTW-MSP or MSP-DTW. I wonder also if they’ll reflect Northwest by putting the N on the tail or crossing Delta out up front and putting NORTHWEST in the front like United did. That will never happen. I disagree..... DELTA is a shell of its former self. It appears the...Jump to post
IF they considered a 764MAX now you have something...... go for both PAX and F versions and they will sell a couple of hundred.Jump to post
When you live long enough to see the same thing tried over and over again......... the only constant here is the # of FAILED attempts at making the Dream become a reality. Ed will probably be joined soon with names like Selvaggio, and McCarthy et al...... with a SOLID record to drive airlines to the...Jump to post
I really do wish them success, the North American market is weak when it comes to ULCCs. And you wonder why? Scroll up, people are still in the "they charge for everything i hate them wheres my flatbed seat and three course meals for my $20 ticket" mood. America has a lot to catch up. I j...Jump to post
IMHO because the "disposable" product fits their current plan. Albeit the ones making money are the 767 ordered 30 years ago!Jump to post
I know for a fact the airplane can only be approved to 130% MTOW on a FAA Ferry Permit with an "approved ferry tank system". The PC12NG has a cavernous cabin so my thinking is you will not need to remove all seats to exceed that MTOW of 9900lbs. Remember payload on PC12 is around 3200lb an...Jump to post
Without PILOTS... under a reasonable contract, this is a pie in the sky!Jump to post
If they Truly want to aling with the VS product line an order of B787-900 would be a good startJump to post
Amazon is going to have to buy into a Certificate sooner rather than later. They have to realize that with ABX, ATSG, ATLAS and every other CMI deal will NOT prioritize their goals, and are only a temporary measure. IF they really want to control their destiny they must acquire a certificate, and br...Jump to post
It appears that AA strategy in SJU is directly affected by the LCC/ULCC entry. They have exited traditional markets, most recently NYC an anchor market that has been served since AA started flying to SJU. Could the AA SJU Station be in jeopardy to become irrelevant? The Eagle feed has long been gone...Jump to post
I flew yesterday 8/19/17 on a E190, with a INOP APU out of BOS. We did a ENG start at the gate and departed for a flawless 2.5h flight, with 96pax. The return flight from FL to BOS appeared 3/4 full at minimum as we disembarked. If the other metrics on the airplane are working out CASM, RASM, and th...Jump to post
I think what this demonstrates is: Your "connection" to mainline is neither better or more profitable than the mainline service. We are coming full circle from the post 9/11 Explosion of growth when mainline carriers parked their 727 in lieu of 2.5 CRJ or ERJ. Regionals experience growth t...Jump to post
ASQ400 wrote:VCEflyboy wrote:Does the a350 have the legs to fly JFK east Asia?
Yeah. It has some of the longest legs in the industry.
It could even do JFK-AKL
The King Air, utilized by Wheels Up is delivered with club seating. A commuter seating option is avail for the King Air and IIRC you can fly the 200 with 10 seats (9pax) and the 300/350 go to 13 or so seats in a 2 seats per row config. This arrangement is a bit cramped for airline ops, specially if ...Jump to post
Did they order with APU or just Prop-Brake?Jump to post
Silver orders ATR, a great UPG to the S340. However the order shows 4 aircraft TBD during Q4 of 2017. The next batch arriving in 2020. That is 24mo with initial 4 frames, before the 5th and subsequent replacements begin to arrive. Is this a trial Period? Would these come with APU ( needed in So. FL ...Jump to post
Above some members are hot and bothered over how much FBW the airplane has, but that's a second order issue. Airbus had some unfortunate fatalities due to issues with its early FBW technology. Seems there was some merit in letting the technology mature a bit before jumping into it, IMHO. Can you pr...Jump to post
How much could a Q300 or Q400 Level IV sim cost? Running this 24h a day, should get your time up rather quickly!
The 1500H do not have to be on type? how about a King Air 350 if the Sim is non existent?
I still do not understand why in ATL they do not utilize 10/28 for Southbound departures. They use it mostly for Arrivals, it appears to me given the .10m taxi from the terminals and long taxi to it, it would be ideal to stage departures to FL and points in the SE. During a recent evening shower, we...Jump to post
Some E170/E175s in the US don't have Yaw Dampners, as it was an option. Our E175s at Envoy don't. If you must ride on an E175, try not to sit father back than the point of the MLG, if you're prone to motion sickness. Are you serious? How much did they saved on that option ? Sure they can buy a lot ...Jump to post
Ryanair and Spirit will figure how to get 220 folks in a small narrow body and charge them for breathing! .... Fare is FREE !!!Jump to post
Folks how many times do we have to beat the horse dead. THE A321NEXT MILENIUM will never make it to B757 performance of 35years ago! Put it to rest....
Perhaps if Airbus called it the A329 it would be easy to see the next performance level is the A332.
Funny that its comes from Scott Kirby, who was 2IC to Doug Parker when they jointly decided to transform America West into a low cost carrier after 9/11 - they even changed the stock market code to LCC. I guess he has to defend his territory somehow. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif mari...Jump to post
MIA is certainly doable for higher yields during the winter. Just do not know how they plan to deal with AA, when they decide the pesky F9 is siphoning revenue away. How many frames do they need to make this happen?Jump to post
thewizbizman wrote:Wonder where Delta is on the chart.
Time for Delta to pick up more cheap used aircraft! I hope you're joking. This line is getting very old. Anytime an airline plans to retire an aircraft everyone says "Delta!" Dude look at the flightline..... DELTA has the more mixed and seasoned combination of types of any MAJOR CARRIER. ...Jump to post
I wonder what DL would do with such dilema.... I rather take KLM and leave CDG and the whole AF deal behind, but I think AF and DL have more synergies.Jump to post
What a joke? I guess the weekend help tried to put out the storm, before the Legal Team arrived on Monday. Folks you buy a seat ( ultimately any seat ) in a "UTILITARIAN SERVICE from: A to B"..... I assume this was the ATLJNB sector where she "HAD to HAVE" that seat... get a life!Jump to post