I think the 3 large USA carriers (maybe 4 with WN) have systematically set up sufficient barriers to entry through lobbying the govt that it makes it very hard to even start an airline, much less have access to gates or slots at desirable airports. Can you describe these barriers of entry that are ...Jump to post
Is this a positive thing for the Disney brand? What are they thinking?Jump to post
[6x CS100 @ 130 seats = 780 seats, 4x -8max @ 200 seats = 800 seats. So more or less equal seats.]
KLM had a long history flying between Lisbon and Brazil. It inaugurated service in October 1946:AMS-LIS-DKR-NAT-GIG-MVD. I do not have exactly the date it went nonstop to Brazil, but in the mid-80s the stop in LIS still existed. KLM played an important role in linking Brazil and Portugal - TAP only ...Jump to post
Luxury airports...? Luxury airports don't serve commercial airlines! Airlines like Ryanair work in routes that have either end: 1. A large pool of people looking for affordable travel, 2. A tourist attraction people want to fly to. If Brno can't quite make it to either list, then the best bet is to ...Jump to post
SomebodyInTLS wrote:That is quite the statement to being throwing out there as fact.
AFAIK Emirates' 615-seat A380s have the *best* CASM around!
(...) In 1978, my airline had 128 seats on a 727-200. (...) I just flew LGA-DFW over the weekend. The guy across the aisle from me apparently hadn't bathed in days, he smelled so bad. he played a movie on his cell phone with no earphones making everybody around him uncomfortable. At least when air ...Jump to post
There will never be 1 pilot airliners. A 1 pilot airliner would have to be designed to safely function with 0 pilots, in the case of incapacitation. If it can safely function with 0 pilots, they'll do it with 0, not 1. (...). You sound quite confident. Do you work with artificial intelligence? A 1-...Jump to post
mikejepp wrote:(...) Or increase pay?
I have been wanting to ask this question but it wasn’t worth a new thread: does AA fly premium bed seat aircraft transcontinental from places like Philly or Boston, etc? I never fly AA and I am curious about their premium transcontinental flights. I have heard they have a great premium service from...Jump to post
(...) You can't claim loss of business on markets that you don't even care to serve. Air Canada can claim that. Whether the claim is fair is a different story. Through interline agreements Air Canada can serve markets it does not fly to, selling tickets in routings that are predominant Air Canada. ...Jump to post
More countries should do a Canada and clip the wings of the ME3. If the ME3 were allowed pseudo-free access to the Canadian market like in India / Australia, we would never see the likes of AC succeed on the likes of YYZ/YVR-DEL, among other routes. This is not a black and white issue. The countrie...Jump to post
(...) I know that's not what you're referring to, but I'd argue a large truck is just as, if not more, dangerous than a gun. (...) I am not particularly anti-gun but you are breaking new ground with this argument. Aircraft should be banned. Don't we all know about 9-11? They killed almost 3,000 peo...Jump to post
One area that ANZ beats the Middle East carriers in that ANZ announces the future far far far in advance!! And the ME3 are pretty good at that game. I am impressed! Oddly, most airlines like to keep their long-term network plans highly secret.Jump to post
Point-to-point long-haul is close to an oxymoron. It has to be a market between two large metro areas, or between a large metro area and a leisure destination, served by an airline that has no hub at either end. It is as common as a golden lion monkey.Jump to post
Awesome aircraft, except it does not sell in large numbers.
Interesting to add the 747 and A380 in operation from the chart Revelation posted. From 2007 to 2017, the number of both types in operation went from 650 to 450. Want to give it a linear trend? By 2027 there will be 250 A380s in operation.
(...) You may enjoy connecting to TLV from PHL, but the O and D obviously wasnt there. Evidently airlines do not cut profitable routes, so this one had to be losing money. PHL-TLV might not have high fares, but certainly it had to be popular with New Jersey travelers for whom driving to Newark or t...Jump to post
This is the time for ULH. Every modest improvement matters. If Airbus works out a better A350, it will be competitive with the 778 in range.Jump to post
Flip it around and be a shareholder of the creditor. Which is along the lines of the point I am trying to make. There are two problems with the folks arguing for Airbus in this thread. The first one is that they might think creditors getting the shaft to the benefit of shareholders is Ok. That is n...Jump to post
Airbus is a corporation right? Airbus has a obligation to its stock holders, by increasing profits. If Airbus is trying to reduce royalty payments so more of the money can go toward the stockholders, I do not see a problem with this( though I have no idea why Airbus would agree to such a weird arra...Jump to post
(...) The other factors which give EK a strong platform with which to add capacity to AKL, include: - Brand recognition, having been the only ME3 player in the market for ~15 years, and sponsoring Team New Zealand - Continued ability to source domestic feed in New Zealand by interlining with JQ at ...Jump to post
I agree the A319 isn't going anywhere.... or going nowhere that is. Its comparative efficiency is limited to high-performance take-off requirements or long, thin routes 3000 to 3700 miles. It will never sell in any significant numbers and I expect the NEO order book for it to thin out a bit. Any air...Jump to post
The MAT is a historical landmark. It is cute. But in airport terms, let's face the reality: It is a dump. A historical landmark in New York City.... now try to hang on a wall a 5" in x 7" in sign or photo. Good luck with that, it will take months of approvals and concerned citizens saying ...Jump to post
As for TAM getting the end of the stick with the 767s, I totally disagree! If those were run down old aircrafts, I would agree but what LAN has sent was actually very good nearly new aircraft with loads of life still to replace ageing tired A332-200 which had already left their best days behind. Wh...Jump to post
Even if these are small items, kudos to Delta for doing it. The hype is entertaining!Jump to post
(...) The second manufacturer/government relationship that needs highlighting relates to this fantasy notion that somehow Boeing can "make BBD a better offer" The Quebec Government has already approved the Airbus deal The UK Government has already approved the Airbus deal The Canadian gov...Jump to post
Listen, while I respect your opinion, it seems you harbor some negative feelings towards the LAN takeover of TAM. Not to be arrogant, but that is ancient history. Time to move on. Some of us perceive the LAN takeover of TAM as a bad deal - ancient history or not. That is an objective discussion tha...Jump to post
Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer live under the same trade rules. Considering those rules, all of them are free to complain when they think a competitor is getting an unfair subsidy advantage. And have done so fairly frequently in the past. NONE of these four are wall flowers. We all know it.Jump to post
Personally I think hell will freeze over first before Boeing even get a sniff of a deal with BBD. It's just not going to happen :shakehead: Rgds Why not? The value of the C-Series Program just increased dramatically. If Boeing ups the Airbus deal by putting several billion USD on the table, it is i...Jump to post
Nothing is suggesting GRU-BOS will be nonstop. LATAM could hedge its bets by coordinating schedules from SCL, LIM and GRU at JFK and running JFK-BOS with a plane that would be parked at JFK otherwise. Not a great schedule, but the possibility of feeding from the three flights may be attractive. I th...Jump to post
I expect Boeing to come out and offer BBD a much better deal. And I expect that it is too late for any competing offers. There is no way that Airbus would have publicly announced this unless the contracts were already in place. The delay to completion will simply be down to completing the minute de...Jump to post
This deal is far from sealed. There are multiple regulatory hurdles that will have to be cleared, but it will very likely get through it. If Airbus is getting an awesome deal, it is because BBD is not getting one. BBD was pressed against the wall and settled for it could get out of Airbus. I expect ...Jump to post
This is what capitalism is about. Under normal circumstances anyone can choose their business partners.
What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder.Jump to post
While it's right & proper to check all GP7200 engines just in case, considering the hours accumulated by them on the A380 without a major problem like this, I'd suggest this is very much an isolated incident. (...). If there is a similar incident in the near future, the chance this is not an is...Jump to post
Al Baker at QR will be delighted about this - since entering the market, EK will have cut 75% of their capacity to AKL! (...) Al Baker may be to blame actually. Once QR started nonstop to AKL, the 1-stop services on Emirates became uncompetitive. Remember, most EK and QR customers are connecting in...Jump to post
TAP can only survive if it is financially prudent. There is very little chance for TAP to recoup the expense of a second wide-body fleet. That's not true for any business, ever. There is always opportunity to grow and expand and create demand. I am relatively unfamiliar with TAP, but I can think of...Jump to post
What is pointless is this broken record about the A330-800 will be dropped. The first frame is in production, their a pictures of those parts in production. Look at the A330 production and delivery thread post #578. TAP http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1345571&p=19868265&a...Jump to post
If TAP needs range sometime in the future, they could add a few A330-800. Problem is it looks more and more like Airbus will not make them. This whole topic seems pointless. TAP is a survivor - one of the few mid-size European carriers from the 1950s to still be around. For their size and network, ...Jump to post
MHG wrote:This is the first post to actually name the truth.
It’s nothing about free trade or following WTO rules, they turn a blind eye to it whenever it suits the US. (...). That is not true at all! I have followed a few WTO cases where US was on the receiving end and lost. For example, in cotton subsidies against Brazil the US knew it was wrong. It persis...Jump to post
It is a great idea because Boeing will make 300 percent duty against cseries go away overnight to please their best customers. No harm done and everyone is happy except maybe for the lawyers at Boeing. Just like you are cooking up a wacky retaliation, so could the US if Canada comes up with such a ...Jump to post
The Argentinian recovery seems to be propelling a big increase in service to secondary cities in Brazil. Gol is adding one more frequency to EZE-REC, making it 3 x week. Gol initially added it for peak season only, but now decided to extended it indefinitely. Over the next peak season 16 airports in...Jump to post