If these pax cannot take a few hours in Singapore heat how do they make it in Kolkata? USFLYER, Why are you being so aggressive? Have you been to either of these cities? I don't see where I am being aggressive??? I am sure SQ could have been more organized and handled the delay better but I highly ...Jump to post
To me, it sounds like some of the passengers are being drama queens. I am sure it was an unpleasant situation but the hysteria and hyperbole is not credible. If these pax cannot take a few hours in Singapore heat how do they make it in Kolkata?Jump to post
AA can only do a limited amount of upguaging due to a lack of mainline gates at ORD and CLT. Despite CLT being a megahub, AA has less than 50 mainline gates and many of them have size restrictions that make anything larger than A320 problematic.Jump to post
Economically MSP-HND has almost nothing to do with MSP-ICN. They are nearly completely separate traffic flows. MSP-ICN is long overdue. MSP has gone long enough without decent access to broader Asia. Care to cite the PDEWs for MSP-major Asia airports? Would you like to compare them to DTW-same airp...Jump to post
Does anyone not see these low wage employee's as a security risk ? Yes, your heinous, because higher paid people never make mistakes. Not entirely the point. Front of the line employees are the ones on the lines of operations with exposure to many aspects of the business, security being one, and cu...Jump to post
From what I have seen, most of the pax on daytime LHR services are connecting to overnight flights to Asia and Africa - something that is not available in DUB.
High prices have plagued SHV for years. It’s geography doesn’t do it very many favors either. It’s been said up to 50% of passengers leak to other airports if I recall. I go to Shreveport every Nov and I have never flown into SHV. I usually just drive from DFW but have used TXK and GGG if they were...Jump to post
vhtje wrote:My money is on EI being announced as the next oneworld connect airline.
Anyone who thinks this family was not discriminated against is blinded by their privilege. If a traditional white family showed up with a child's passport they would accept it no questions asked. Why? 1) A passport is much more difficult to forge than a birth certificate 2) You have to show the orig...Jump to post
For those here crying about loss of F class and the changes at SY, you do realize the existing model was not working right? For a decade SY basically scrapped by a little profit here, a little loss there, bankruptcy etc. A change was needed and the owners brought in new talent to carry out that cha...Jump to post
This doesn't seem very ULCC esque to me. It actually seems a little like B6 sans the TVs. Not with 30" and 29" seat pitch. It’s still a more generous onboard offering than Allegiant, Frontier, or Spirit. They might be able to find a niche as a slightly premium ULCC of sorts. Basically, th...Jump to post
Flew their -800 with the new seating config and it was horrible. For some reason the -700 was not bad. I'd guess they were not able to cram in an extra row in the -700 they could and allowed for more space between the rows. None of their planes have the new config yet. You probably flew a Transavia...Jump to post
How would they be able to get a hold of C-Series aircraft by October? Obviously, it will be a new Zambian production line. Or they will just steal Delta slots, or Airbus will magically create frames and engines. Because if you are relaunching a 3rd world airline into a poverty stricken country in A...Jump to post
Before I completely condemn the man, I need to know if the great dane had its own seat or not. I would be extremely pissed if I had to share my already extremely small space (this is F9 after all!) with a 150 lb animal on 4.5 hour flight. There is no excuse for punching the woman however...Jump to post
This means SilkAir will be in A* - I always found it odd that SQ was in Star but SilkAir was not... Not unusual. QF is Oneworld while their JQ brand is not. That is not quite the same. JQ is an LCC. SilkAir is a full service regional carrier. SilkAir not being in Star is like QantasLink not being i...Jump to post
The former MX staff need to be the like that girl from Frozen and let it go!
They should not still be at the airport protesting MX's demise many years later.
It sucks but they really need to move on with their lives...
FWIW, this is actually normal for many carriers in developing countries. I have personally experienced it in Madagascar and Mozambique. The officials will not allow baggage through customs without its owner being present.Jump to post
I'm pretty sure SY has elminated HUX :( It is still on their website. They have not released their winter schedule yet so we do not know where they plan on flying next winter... I don't see HUX listed on their destinations (where they still have CUN/PUJ/CZM/etc), nor on their interactive route map,...Jump to post
So all that's left between the US and HUX is swift to STL and volaris to ORD, both only once weekly and seasonal.... Also SY to MSP. I'm pretty sure SY has elminated HUX :( It is still on their website. They have not released their winter schedule yet so we do not know where they plan on flying nex...Jump to post
Probably true for the likes of JFK, ORD, LAX and such. But unless QR is planning to add airports like CLE, PIT, CVG and so forth, that does not hold water. WoW can add lots of narrow bodies on N America to Iceland. Just like QR between Doha and S Asia. In this battle, the advantage of geography lik...Jump to post
This is great news for the Indian community of Detroit. No more double connects because an ME3 carrier refuses to serve Detroit and someone has finally cracked the Delta over priced options to India out of Detroit. This can't happen soon enough. Did LH, AC and UA suddenly stop flying to DTW? All of...Jump to post
Wasn't DUR-LON announced to be Comair's first longhaul route at some point... Ha, no, never. Comair wanted to do Johannesburg-Gatwick. And I don't think big brother was all too pleased. Instead, they spent their money and effort totally rebuilding their short-haul fleet, they've acquired 18x B737-8...Jump to post
From what I understand, the bookings on PHL-PRG are great but PHL-BUD is not doing so hot...Jump to post
an area of over 1 billion people (just sub-Saharan portion) ... Let's get real. ACC is hardly a gateway to the region - it has limited connections and infrastructure. For example, there are no flights from there to regional capital cities like BJL, BKO, CKY, COO, DSS, OXB, and YAO, among many, many...Jump to post
Good news! As one of the routes announced for this year by Avianca Holdings' president Germán Rincón, BOG-ORD has been loaded in the system as a 4x weekly A319 operation starting on November 17, 2018 as follows: AV082 BOG 14:58 20:38 ORD 319 1356 AV083 ORD 22:01 05:15+1 BOG 319 1356 Given that Chic...Jump to post
I hope this means they are adding second frequency to ADD-ACC not displacing local Accra passengers off of the already usually full ADD-ACC sector... When you compare the current timings to the Addis Ababa-Lome-Newark flight, one could expect them to just continue to Houston: The current ADD-ACC-AD...Jump to post
There are plenty of people from MSP that connect on their way to the Carribbean and Latin America. If you ever take the 5am flights to ATL/CLT/MIA or NK's 1am flight to FLL, these are literally 2/3rds of the people on the plane. I don't see why B6 would not want a cut of that. Furthermore, not every...Jump to post
Location great, airport layout appalling. I hate to be mean about it, because midwesterners are so nice in general, but it really is bad. All the post 9-11 requirements have been bolted onto a tight space, and the amenities are an embarrassment. I flew MSP-MCI-MCO a few weeks ago with a 2.5 hour la...Jump to post
I like Philadelphia but I have never understood why PHL tends to attract such terrible staff...
Many of them are very rough around the edges but somehow they manage to pass the background checks and get badged
You should never have to worry about your colleague stabbing you!
These new flights especially into delta fortress hubs are tough. At least they have the potential to push sy off this route, which would give them more breathing room. And I think those $84 rt fares are going to be quite routine going forward. Bos atl is only a little further out and the cheapest f...Jump to post
I'd tell them to pound sand, plenty of other profitable markets to use the airplanes. See how long his policy lasts. Problem is, THIS profitable?....no, not many markets at all... Of course, AA won't go under, should they close down Venezuela, but it sure is a gold mine for them currently. Is it a ...Jump to post
I don't agree, I don't think they can get more revenue from Boston or New York JFK / Newark. It doesn't match with the "passengers go where the flights are" statement. If you're in the center of New York, you're in the catchment area of several airports. Those are of course JFK and Newark...Jump to post
Who says it's a back room deal? If they're open about the discounts they're giving Norwegian and are willing to give those same discounts to other airlines, I don't see the problem. But even without any additional discount and just the regular fees Stewart remains a cheap airport, far cheaper than ...Jump to post
Maybe you think $3 a seat will change anybody's mind. 'The Port Authority will pay up to $3 per departing seat offered by airlines on new nonstop routes, with the total benefit not to exceed $250,000 for international routes and $150,000 for domestic routes in the first full year of nonstop service...Jump to post
What a crap airline. Not a crap airline. A good airline, with good people. A crap new investment group owner/management team who made a horribly callous, calculated bottom line dollar judgment that blew up in their face. They've since backpedaled with a bigger than minimum "mea culpa" . S...Jump to post
Couldn’t they just have arranged with other carriers to get people home? There were no seats on AS through SEA, or AA through DFW, for example? That’s the danger of not being in IATA. Ironically if the ticket had been booked on Volaris or Interjet, they’re IATA members and thus rebooking can be don...Jump to post
As a MSP flyer, I’ve used SY in the past for leisure travel only. Safe to say I won’t be in the future. But whomever posted the “save $10 over DL” comment is exactly right - aside from the Minneapolis populace, no one will likely care a week from now. Who flies SY besides the "Minneapolis popu...Jump to post
Honest question, what if a stranded family does not have the money to purchase walk up fares on another carrier to get out of Mexico? Some stranger will eventually buy them one way tickets home. Seriously, what do you think will happen? I suppose they can stay there till Sun Country restarts servic...Jump to post
To be fair to Allegiant, I don't even think they would have done this. They always seem to have plenty of spares - I think even they would have organized a rescue flight... Except that they do. I flew them once and got caught on the front end of a hurricane, instead of cancelling, they pushed every...Jump to post