Raise your hand if you thought ORD would ever lose its perch as #1 to ATL in the first place. Chicago much larger city, excellent location, two hubs (though it does split traffic with Midway). When it first happened I thought it was a temporary fluke, but boy was I wrong. Point is never say never. ...Jump to post
In addition to BMW, Siemens is also HQ'd in Munich and I'm guessing they have more US employees (their worldwide # is 377,000) than BMW does. The aforementioned Siemens offices in NC support the CLT flight while ATL has both a Siemens office and is the best connecting hub for points south and west c...Jump to post
While most people do not watch 60 Minutes, it is the secondary story that is bad news for G4. Here in PHX (we have an airport called IWA which is a pretty big deal for G4) the largest radio news station ran 2 separate segments this morning, each 10 minutes, recapping the 60 Minutes story. One of th...Jump to post
That seems to be the assumption, high-volume TATL routes. I believe there is also good speculation they'll run them on high-volume routes to South America as well. With that being said, they'll likely be based at EWR and IAD. I won't be surprised if they put these at SFO to do TPAC volume routes to...Jump to post
the 787 has not created routes to Japanese cities besides Tokyo. Also untrue: Not only has it allowed for the resumption of previously discontinued routes such as KIX-LAX, KIX-CNS, etc; but this completely ignores the fact that several international airlines (KL, AF, QF, SQ, etc) have recently laun...Jump to post
While the 787 has created new routes it has not in Japan "That's not even remotely true." Signed, ~SAN, BOS, and a ton of resumed-previously-cancelled services. That said, one could quite reasonably question whether: yes I understand opp cost and yield. ...when you continue to make statem...Jump to post
am I the only one mystified that neither ANA or UA can fill a 788 SFO NGO? It's not (nor is it usually ever) a question of whether the aircraft can be filled... ...it's a question of whether the aircraft can be (1) filled while generating significant yield , and (2) if that yield is sufficient to o...Jump to post
SFO is an embarrassment and there is no one here who will stand up and say what we all know and that is that we need a new runway in the worst way. But the environmental-whacko’s run this place and no one dares take them on Come on Man?! Just Where are you going ti BUIL a new runway at SFO?? Get RE...Jump to post
janders wrote:Cool. Nagoya has been without a West Coast flight since UA dropped SFO.
Also me thinks there is indeed something to these 787 rumors.
The 787-9 is simply a powerhouse. 15 years ago, the only airliner that could have operated this flight would have been the A340-500, and it would have used more than 50% more fuel. Whether this is the right business decision for Qantas, especially now that the Perth boom seems to have receded... th...Jump to post
Porter flies seasonal Toronto- Melbourne, FL. That’s got to be one of the longest! Flies right over the condo. Long ass flight. Three hours and 25 minutes trapped on a rattletrap vibrating mess of a Dash 8 400 ... no way. That's insane. are they doing that without restrictions? I thought the 400 ta...Jump to post
The biggest question for me is why EWR lacks flights to South Korea and Turkey. Bergen County is known for having a massive and spread out Korean-American population (I've seen ads for shuttle service to/from Fort Lee and JFK so the demand clearly exists). KAL did fly to EWR at some point though. P...Jump to post
Big fail on the ground agents at DFW. I am not sure the ground agents failed. Depending on how much they drank prior to boarding, and when, they may not have appeared to be too drunk. For example, they had a drink or two. But then (say near the boarding gate) they had a double just before boarding....Jump to post
why don't they fly to NYC? they have to be one of the only foreign carriers serving IAD but not NYC They fly to Newark, and in May the flights will become Daily. 4x Weekly ADD-LFW-EWR and 3x Weekly ADD-ABJ-EWR ah I only checked JFK. interesting that EWR is one stop and IAD non stop, I guess there i...Jump to post
why don't they fly to NYC? they have to be one of the only foreign carriers serving IAD but not NYCJump to post
The construction should be done by late summer. I'll be there next week and I'll get some pictures if you all want. Yes, please do! So that "tree issue" that was such a problem before -- I assume that was resolved? Or were they at the other end of the runway? Ok I'll see what I can get! I...Jump to post
how can the freight companies keep the DC10 running profitably for so long after the passenger carriers dumped it? And some of these DC10s are Nixon era correct?Jump to post
I know there is a LOT (haha) of Polish people in Chicago, so much so, that when I was there for work, I spotted a Polish language television station. But are there that many Canadians? It seems there is almost 20 flights a day between Chicago and Toronto, which can be driven in about a day. in addi...Jump to post
has there ever been a move to have pre clearance at MEX? If not, why not? Probably lack of space. U.S. carriers and AC usually have very attractive MEX-Europe fares, YYZ and YUL have the upper hand though, as Mexicans no longer require a visa to Canada. well it's on the list for consideration I bel...Jump to post
usairways85 wrote:DaufuskieGuy wrote:has there ever been a move to have pre clearance at MEX? If not, why not?
Well if anything they should have it at CUN before MEX.
. Thank you for perspective. Hopefully this strategy will payoff for AA and create trickle down demand other routes. Part of the reason my wife and I are loyal to UA and have stuck with them is that UA takes us a lot more places non-stop from Chicago where as most of Europe on AA goes through LHR, ...Jump to post
These are completely different scenarios aren't they? 1) air China is flying pax originating in China to houston...dropping some off...then continuing to Panama to drop the rest off. They don't pick up passengers traveling from houston to panama...only houston to china with a "tech" stop ...Jump to post
Does anyone know how the ERJ-195E2's short field performance is compared to the Cseries? Takeoff runs at MTOW E195-E2 - 6,463ft CS100 - 4,800ft Landing distance at MLW E195-E2 - 4,633 ft CS100 - 4,550 ft https://www.embraercommercialaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Embraer_Spec_E195-E2.pdf h...Jump to post
UAL777UK wrote:Thank you for compiling this.
When is UA going to bring some 787 love to ORD?
Not probably quite what you’re looking for but AA is switching the MD80 on GSP-DFW to 738 starting in May. This is a good thing. I fly LH from Munich a few times a year, and while I hate the long flights, I usually go into Boston and grab B6 to CLT. Having a direct to Boston would make my life fant...Jump to post
This is the one that interests me and seems to be rarely discussed. QR essentially use their large fleet of 788s as their MOM aircraft and yet appear to me to be the only airline taking that approach. So either QR are smarter and more visionary than all other airlines or are being stupid. stupid is...Jump to post
It might not be an optimised solution, but QR are running a large fleet of 787-8s on DOH-Europe services. This is the one that interests me and seems to be rarely discussed. QR essentially use their large fleet of 788s as their MOM aircraft and yet appear to me to be the only airline taking that ap...Jump to post
If I recall correctly there were nonstop service going as far as from US West Coast to Europe at the time. The first West Coast to Europe non-stops I see are with the introduction of the L1649 at TWA in the summer of 1957. Competing Pan American with the DC-7C never could offer non-stop. Although f...Jump to post
--The population density of the eastern 1/3 of the country is quite a bit more dense than the midde 1/3 of the country 1000x this. Atlanta is by far the largest metropolitan area centrally located to serve all connecting flows east of the Mississippi River. Charlotte, Nashville and Memphis (and to ...Jump to post
How to Revive Airline Competition - Let foreign-owned airlines fly in the United States.
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The planes can’t do longer transcon routes, so your comment about the full capabilities of the A321 is a bit different for Delta since the airplane is handicapped to about 2000 miles. A321CEO, 93.5t MTOW, no ACT : MZFW range 2270nm A321NEO, 93.5t MTOW no ACT : MZFW range 2550nm ref: Airbus_AC_A321_...Jump to post
With all the SFO - Asian flights (particularly DEL) I think ME connex are often not as favorable (I presume the O&D SFO and Doha/Dubai is pretty low). My speculation becomes are these flights only sustained with subsidies?Jump to post
I think DL has way too much invested in ATL to consider drawing it down, they rule the SE with it and ceding it to a competitor over NRA discounts or tax breaks would be very foolish.Jump to post
if they can get rights to han over nrt that would be big nrt has lost its luster with the growth of pvg hkg etc. pretty much any of these destinations i think could be viableJump to post
As always thanks Enilria for compiling this every week! As for the UA cuts, I thought they were in growth mode per their earnings call. What happened? Atleast some of these appear to be capacity increases though. IAH-SAV goes from 2 50 seat E145 to 1A320 so a net gain of 50 seats. Someone can corre...Jump to post
It’s totally un-American to think small and unambitious. So it will happen. The A380 is the best aircraft flying in the long-haul space from a customer perspective, and also the safest. Asian routes out of LAX, SFO, DTW, JFK and ATL would work for DL and UA and HA from HNL. If the A380 was a US pro...Jump to post
nrt is not a priority for dl anymore sad to say if anything i could see them complementing ke's icn service. japan can survive just fine on 2 of the 3 airline alliancesJump to post
I just flew IAH to DOH, lot of people going to DAR, NBO, and LOS. That sucks right after SYD started, Sonair pulled the plug, and IAH is kicked out the club lol. There banners around IAH saying we fly to 6 continents.... I am sure Air France is happy with those loads to Africa, cause Air France is ...Jump to post