What the US needs to do ( and should have done 15 years ago) is establish exit border controls like just about every other nation I've traveled to. Checking to see who is leaving would better inform the CBP who exactly is overstaying their visa. Why the US government refuses to do this I don't know...Jump to post
Much overdue changes being imposed on the 38 nations that participate in the VWP/ESTA programs. There has long been concern that bad actors could utilize fact of having friendly passports to gain easy entry into the US. US Adds New Requirements for Visa Waiver Countries https://www.voanews.com/a/us-...Jump to post
Less than daily service starting "late 2018" per press release. Open for sale early 2018. https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/flying-kangaroo-meets-jolly-jumbuck-as-first-dreamliner-service-takes-off-to-la/ = There was rumor that AA might look to do MEL from LAX, but with thei...Jump to post
Why? Its not like they "want" more passengers. Passenger volume is still down over 30% from pre-recession highs. Airport has found general public, especially outside of California, had no clue where Bob Hope Burbank airport was located, so with the rebrand its hoped awareness increases, a...Jump to post
SF Airlines and the Hubei provincial government signed a cooperation agreement that will develop “Hubei International Logistics Key Hub Project,”, China’s first Memphis style global freight hub. The new airport will become the first express-focused "cargo airport” in Asia. SF Express announced ...Jump to post
Today was the official brand relaunch of Burbank Airport ( covered in previous thread http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=606005 ) as Hollywood Burbank Airport. The airport previously known as Bob Hope Burbank Airport decided to rebrand in an effort to increase the airport's recognition o...Jump to post
The manner the Star alliance governance works is that an airline needs to be invited and sponsored by an existing member and all members must vote unanimously accept the applicant. The larger the alliance gets, the harder it can be to find unanimity amongst members. Also if it matters the current CE...Jump to post
DOT update the procedural timeline to give airlines additional time to make any further adjustments on their request due to DL return of its 6-weekly frequencies used JFK-HAV route. New timeline: Petitions for Reconsideration of this Order: December 15, 2017 Answers to Petitions: December 19, 2017 N...Jump to post
Congrats to Airbus, but yes I think the potential negative political optics about this need to be considered now that "America first" mantra is a priority in D.C.Jump to post
And new DHL-AHK deal through 2033 signed.
DHL, Air Hong Kong sign 15-year block-space agreement
https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/dhl- ... agreement/
Separately, DHL announced a €335 mil expansion of its HKG hub facilities to be completed in 2022.
Press release United Airlines adds the South Pacific's Most Stunning Tropical Paradise to its Growing List of New Routes http://newsroom.united.com/2017-12-13-United-Airlines-adds-the-South-Pacifics-Most-Stunning-Tropical-Paradise-to-its-Growing-List-of-New-Routes Seasonal Oct. 30, 2018, through Mar...Jump to post
Company teased upcoming route announcement planned for Wednesday
"We're announcing a new international route tomorrow - our 13th of the year! Any guesses on where our #B787 might take you?
commavia wrote:In politics, it's ultimately all a numbers game.
The Trump administration for the moment won't look to renegotiate aviation agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, dealing a blow to U.S. airlines that want a harder line against what they feel are unfair subsidies being paid to state-run competitors. The State Department outlined its pl...Jump to post
These local governments secure subsidies, do a roadshow around the US visiting the US3 with guaranteed profitability for between 18 and 30 months if they serve the route nonstop, and someone bites (United, in this case and all others to date). Actually, the process is when marketing subsidy is avai...Jump to post
Pubin Liang, regional managing director of Hainan Airlines in the US says the carrier is seeking to grow US network including striving to get new flying rights from Shanghai to major US cities along with growing its portfolio of successful routes from secondary China markets. For the first 9-months ...Jump to post
No surprise. Synergy Group purchased 49% stake in Aeromar last year and piggybacking on the Avianca branding likely a good move.
GSPSPOT wrote:Not to sound dense, but can anything be done with EA2.0's intellectual property and leased aircraft? Other than sell it/them off that is?
Keep in mind the circumstances surrounding many routes are quite different in 2018 then before. For example, HKG was flown by costly and large 744 in 2008 when fuel spiked to $145/bbl. FRA was cut part of 2008/2009 global economic slow down. CDG was consolidated at SFO and probably was not flown by ...Jump to post
Strange story. Swift did not acquire EA nor the order. All Swift acquired was intellectual property rights of EA 2.0, and separately picked up the lease on a pair of 738s.
Eastern 2.0 is a dead corporation, and its assets and debts and nothing to do with Swift.
Allegedly, the LH offer is €300mil for a core fleet of about 60 aircraft with an option on another 60. Apparently on sticking point is LH on wants to acquire the airline operational unit of AZ, but not many of its support divisions like ground handling, maintenance, etc which would mean job losses. ...Jump to post
Announced today, Xian service will not be back for summer 2018. Will removed from sked and GDS sales over the weekend. The company says route did not mature with forecast corporate traffic and its overall performance was not meeting expectations. = Maybe secondary China was not the panacea UA once t...Jump to post
Updated applications are in:
AA - 16 weekly MIA-HAV (2 daily + 2 additional Saturday flights)
B6 - 6 weekly FLL-HAV, 1 weekly BOS-HAV, 7 weekly TPA-HAV, 7 weekly JFK-HAV, 7 weekly EWR-HAV
DL - 7 weekly MIA-HAV
WN - 7 weekly FLL-HAV
UA(Mesa) - 6 weekly IAH-HAV
Not sure how or why United thinks it will make lemonade out of the loss-making lemons of ExpressJet. In 2016 reported loss was $300mil. Though its likely good news for Skywest with its stock up as much as 3.5% today on the news Also ironic fact that ExpressJet was for nearly 2 decades owned by Conti...Jump to post
Its one thing to utilize Tijuana for domestic Mexico flights to save a little money (remember one still has to pay to use the bridge), it wholly another thing to believe people will go to Mexico en masse to access longhaul international services to 3rd nations. Frankly, the notion of going to Mexico...Jump to post
I never understood why companies would allow cross-party apps of competitors on each others devices.
To me a Google device should be built around the Google family of products and service, while an Amazon one should highlight the world of Amazon. Why bother to host or show off competitor products.
News posted last week
Part of IAG opening ORY base for LEVEL
United publicly stated they were reviewing the premium economy concept and likely would have a decision by the end of the year. Having said that, I fully expect them to come up with something more than their current E+ offering now that AA and DL have formally launched their premium economy products...Jump to post
How are they "funding" the 789 flights from IAH to SYD and from IAD to MUC? I guess MUC only needs 1 frame, so it can just travel back and forth across the Atlantic, but SYD will need 2 frames, so it looks like thay would need to schedule some sort of domestic flight from either LAX or SF...Jump to post
In 1995 (during Clinton administration) Congress passed law that required the relocation of US Embassy to Israel's capital of Jerusalem by 1999 The implementation of this law was delayed as presidents were able to issue short ongoing 6-month waivers. What is being reported is that Trump will no long...Jump to post
-So, I keep seeing the TK Morgan Freeman "Widen Your World" spot with subtitles over and over again on TV here in NYC. How effective these commercials where US citizens can't get a Turkish visa any longer, I wonder. For transit pax? Bigger question, does TK run these ads in any other coun...Jump to post
AAvgeek744 wrote:This must be recent. Today's airlineroute indicated a one time French Blue ORY-SFO-PPT and back service.
Not just public opinion, I am sure many US manufacturers (Boeing, GE, etc), airports, travel groups, etc very quickly contacted their Congressional representatives. The ME3 alone generate lots of US jobs.Jump to post
CBX has really zero to do with the airlines, its all up to the passenger. A flight would be to Mexico, and then passenger would choose instead of entering Mexican immigration to head to the skywalk bridge, pay their $16 one-way fee to cross and clear US CBP instead. On return its basically the rever...Jump to post
As posted in the move thread, Mokulele attributed the move to BUR from LAX on cost and congestion. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1370949 However for whatever reason they were blind to the fact the entire premise of being able to make lots of beyond connections on the LA end would la...Jump to post
Generally, the station ops agent inputs the code based on information they gather from the various local departments. If a delay is assigned to a dept, then they are responsible to write a report. For reference, while US airlines like to endlessly customize codes, IATA has a standard set of them whi...Jump to post
How about Myth vs. Fact. Q&A
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Release ... 7961A1.pdf
Lots of meaningless hysteria that needs to be dispelled.
The internet thrived pre-2015 and will do so again.
United Express flies CR7's to MMH. Unless there is an operational issue that it can't handle E75s, I would assume they'd use those.
Per US Travel Association the just passed Senate bill does not include the airline tax provision.
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