Saw somewhere that the Brazilians were p****d-off with Norwegian starting up a domestic Argentine airline. Wonder if this has anything to do with DY flights taking a wide-berth around Brazil ? Have they been denied Brazilian over-flying rights ? More likely the Norwegian pilots wanted to make sure ...Jump to post
These natural distance advantages of hundreds of miles in distance can be easily erased by connection times. Looking at July 2018 AC flights from Asia come into Vancouver at different times in the morning, starting at 9:15 am ICN to 11:45 am TPE. That is not counting HKG that comes in late afternoon...Jump to post
(...) I am for one discussing only the domestic operations, which are the ones being practically withdrawn by LATAM next month. I had not heard this one. What are they cutting? I see CNF gone. VIX, REC, CWB, FLN and POA with big cuts. It sounds like this thread is a bit detached from the ground. It...Jump to post
(...) I really wish they exit GIG-MCO market in order to let Delta get in with better schedules, frequencies and services - the same thing that happened when they left the JFK service. How can you call DL's schedule on JFK-GIG "better"? It is seasonal. DL even shortened the season after t...Jump to post
Most cities with multiple airports mentioned in this thread are really just planning disasters. Multiple airports in a metro area only make sense when the gross metropolitan product is well beyond half trillion dollars per year.Jump to post
Point to Point is far superior in the economics of getting people in point A to point B. (...) Not quite sure you mean what you wrote. Flying someone nonstop is far cheaper than flying them with an intermediate stop - assuming all aircraft involved are of similar size. Widespread point to point ser...Jump to post
Sure, something like this can work - a hub. CUN will have the handicaps already described in previous posts, especially no access to SCL, EZE, GRU and GIG. Then there is competition. Avianca at BOG, Copa at PTY, LATAM at LIM, AA at MIA, B6 at FLL. Several of them will take advantage of the A321 LR t...Jump to post
I really can’t see the rationale. Most of the supposed synergies are really just cosmetic at best. AS and B6 are frankly two very different airlines with two different niches that they excel in. Merging would end up creating many more headaches than they would solve. The same could be said of prett...Jump to post
Besides the JBA, what routes or opportunities open up for AA/JJ/LA that don't exist today? Rather than low frequency service, I think a joint venture would enable service from MIA to BEL/FOR/REC/SSA/CWB/POA on a daily and sustained basis. CWB still has a runway issue though. Maybe a BSB-JFK 3-4x we...Jump to post
Is there a list of hub size rankings somewhere? I've never seen one. I saw a list recently - there can be three metrics: Number of departures, number of seats, available seat miles/km. By number of departures DL @ ATL, AA @DFW, AA@CLT, UA@ORD, US@IAH and TK@IST I believe were the largest. EK didn't...Jump to post
CLT is the 9th busiest airport in the United States and 31st in the world. Not even close to number 3 in the U.S, which belongs to ORD.
CLT has the banking industry to fill the front cabin to a lot of destinations. BNA doesn't have that. Not clear to me banking in CLT has a big influence in first/business class. At least in long-haul, what gives CLT an edge in first/business class long-haul is all the German companies based in the ...Jump to post
While the article has some good points, let's be real: This is Ted Reed. He is local to Charlotte and writes parochially like Charlotte is in the center of the world. CLT is an outstanding location for N-S connections in the Eastern US. To add to its strength, the only other large connection operati...Jump to post
The growing importance of LAX for AA is understated, even though AA at LAX is talked about fairly frequently. We all know AA's largest operation is at DFW. It is a massive hub, second in scale only to Delta at ATL. CLT always comes up a second largest AA hub, but the reality is that MIA has consider...Jump to post
(...) 2. Norwegian does not need to repatriate any day to day earnings as Norwegian Air Argentina is a local legal entity, subjects to the corporate laws of Argentina. As such, its good and services will be traded in the local currency as any company operating in Argentina. Of course, Norwegian Air...Jump to post
It is questionable if it is needed. But for the requirements $24 million sounds like a fair deal.
Everything in aircraft does not cost what you are used to paying for at Home Depot. Take a shoddy 6-seat business jet with 60 sf of floor area for carpet replacement and you can easily shed $15,000.
This hierarchy front-to-back is not followed all the time. BA has premium ECO in front of business class in some 747s. AF has some 777s where Premium ECO is placed in between a small Y section in the front and a large Y section in the back. I heard of a proposal once to place business class over the...Jump to post
Effective Nov. 4, GOL will fly nonstop to MIA and MCO from BSB and FOR with the 7M8. G37600 BSB 09:50 MCO 14:50 7M8 D G37601 MCO 21;30 BSB 08:20 7M8 D G37664 FOR 08:35 MCO 14:25 7M8 D G37665 MCO 21:45 FOR 07:15 7M8 D G37748 BSB 09:50 MIA 14:25 7M8 D G37749 MIA 21:45 BSB 08:20 7M8 D G37732 FOR 08:35...Jump to post
AirlineCritic wrote:That is ambitious, and impressive. Congrats to Norway!
(Although one has to wonder about banning oil-using vehicles in one's own country, while exporting two million barrels a day elsewhere...)
I believe that scrapping the entire WRONG Amendment Reform Act of 2006 would accomplish all your goals and provide space for any interested airlines that want air service at DAL. Secondly, the City of Fort Worth who has always had their fingers in this issue should have no part or say in this issue...Jump to post
And i did so on purpose to highlight how insignificant EK is in the continent. South America is smaller then Latin America and EK has only the grand total of TWO daily flights to the whole of Latin America, or S.America if that makes you happier. Not only that but one of the flights needs to operat...Jump to post
Definitely not true. Emirates for sure has volume in the market. But when it comes to premium travel, the main point of sale for South America is Japan and JAL in coordination with AA connections in the US owns the market. What volume? EK has the grand total of TWO daily flights to the whole of Lat...Jump to post
Delta has an impressive operation. But last week at JFK Delta made a lot of enemies with flights delayed up to 36 hours at Terminal 4, shuttling passengers into and then out of aircraft several times before leaving. I do regard Delta as having a superior on-time operation than competitors, but when ...Jump to post
I doubt it : SCL-GRU is competitive & well served with several rotations daily, whereas I don't think LAN serves SCL-GIG as the funnel all their pax through GRU and are studying a northern brazilian hub for the future. GIG is also an emblematic destination for any nation, both from SCL & fo...Jump to post
ET is the bottom feeder in the SP to Asia market and almost always has the lowest fares. Etihad leaving GRU threw them a lifeline.Jump to post
US airlines never stood a chance on Asia-South America to begin with because nobody has the patience to go through US customs just to connect back out of the country. I don't know how well Euro carriers do to South America, but I doubt even they can beat EK at its own game. Definitely not true. Emi...Jump to post
The reasons airlines offer for postponing a route are always entertaining. Very few airlines say they postpone hoping market conditions will improve. In this case GIG+SCL is bound to do worse, by a considerable margin, than GRU+EZE. They have the first + second largest markets in today's route, and ...Jump to post
so what would be the ideal Brazil-Japan route with 1 stop? Or there is not no good option, this is simply a flight that would work financially? You got responses based on the shortest distance - which lump a stop around New York or Toronto. If the intent is to serve SP-Tokyo with a focus on that tr...Jump to post
I changed my plans, now my virtual airline will fly GRU-LIM-NRT with A350ULR ULR !!!! Both LIM and PTY seem like feasible points for nonstop to NRT, given the right aircraft. In my view, the problem is that making money is a lot harder than filling up the aircraft. The strength of PTY is not going ...Jump to post
Avianca is building a pretty impressive network of connecting hubs - between BOG and LIM - for access between North and South America. Coupled with a United JV, that's going to offer a pretty comprehensive level of access for Star Alliance customers in the Americas, and provide a significant compet...Jump to post
F is not going away when they just started with the flagship first dining experience. There is a market for f. If dl and ua move away from it, then aa gets to corner the entire space. That seems like a great place to be for premium markets like NYC/lax to lhr/hkg/tyo and Mia/gru. I flew F on AA out...Jump to post
frigatebird wrote:SJPBR wrote:We had a thread about 777 utilization by KLM in the past that was very cool.... Who was the OP?
That was HB-IWC if I recall correctly.
For many options, SIN actually isn't that far away and could be a realistic option... For example, I tried to search for BLR to CAN flight on Google, the shortest flight is to connect at BKK via TG and CZ with flight time 8:55, and then the second option is already connect at SIN with SQ and CZ wit...Jump to post
6. If Atlanta wants to be Chicago/Dallas/Houston/NYC/LA/Miami, they need a civil aviation footprint like them. The only similar metro with one airport is the GTA (Toronto) and they have the same fifty-year-out space issues. This is for sure NOT the way to go. A single airport creates connections th...Jump to post
I dont think EK would get much from a merger with EY. It would not add much in the way of routes, fleet simplicity would evaporate, and they would suddenly have the headache of two hubs... why would they bother? If DWC is fully developed and a bullet train / maglev / wacko hyperloop is built betwee...Jump to post
This thread is quite entertaining. I wonder what would be written here if a large airline with 100+ A350 order plus options (with many deliveries) had merged with a mid-size airline with an outstanding order of 20 787-9s that kept being postponed. Something that is absolutely certain: American has t...Jump to post
UA is killing AA on International routes (except for LHR). AA needs to continue the upgauge of flights, connect the dots, and bring back some key O&D / FF routes that were dropped (HNL, MEX, FRA) add GRU, LIM, HKG or ICN (no UA in this route). AA can use PHL as the crown Jule, but Chicagoland c...Jump to post
flyinggoat wrote:I’m surprised to see BOG listed three times on that list. I had no idea Columbia had so much air traffic.
On the connection question, the choice is more personal than you seemingly assume. I prefer not to clear border formalities at an intermediate stop; if I need to connect in East Asia to NGO ( i.e. if I'm going on a day DL doesn't operate), I much prefer connecting in ICN or even PEK to HND. YMMV, o...Jump to post