enilria wrote:DL JFK-GIG MAR 0.5>0.1
Apples and oranges. For starters NYC is a market of 60+ million passengers and DC ~35 million, while both BUE airports barely amount to 21 million. I'm probably wrong but I can't think of any other 21 million market with 2 airports. With such few passengers there's really no reason to operate multi...Jump to post
And finally, after all of that typing, we have an opinion that can be contested and thus is worth discussing. Personally? I don't disagree! Although many do, and have good facts and context to back their contrasting assertions. No number of long paragraphs can hide the fact that DL has more obstacl...Jump to post
Contrast the way these new policies were crafted with Trump's travel ban. There is intelligence basis for the increased screening, and the measures were rolled out after much deliberation. The travel ban on the other hand is just a wacko mumbo-jumbo with a country list borrowed from the Obama era.Jump to post
No. As said - India is really two markets, it's both business/yield and VFR/volume. BA has a natural, structural advantage among European carriers (and, frankly, western carriers writ large) given the enormous economical, cultural and political ties between the two countries that persist to this da...Jump to post
I have said before that I believe in Norwegian Argentina when I fly it. Setting up an airline is a complicated process and entrepreneurship in Argentina has been battered at for decades. There will be no shortage of obstacles. I see it as great news, aerolineas has pretty much the monopoly there, I'...Jump to post
Am I the only one that finds that BA's network in India is quite small for the its potential? It serves 5 destinations with a total of 7 flights per day. BA's lunch in the Indian market is being eaten multiple times a day by other carriers. LHR-DEL and LHR-BOM should be markets BA serves 5 x daily.Jump to post
I've always looked forward to someone trying a mainstream ULCC product using the A380, though I sort of preferred a stretch. Nonetheless, I think one issue might be the cost of converting the interiors. From what I've read on here, that can really be expensive. Maybe someone can share some light on...Jump to post
Thank you for your unusually informed response to the gross ignorance expressed here. The general rule for the Kohanim is that they not be under the same roof as a dead body----ever. Not all Kohanim observe the rules, however, most do. You do not have to be a very religious Jew to observe a lot of ...Jump to post
VLAs and long haul ULCCs may not seem like closely related topics. But very low priced competition drives the value of incremental capacity down. This is not just for airlines, but so much more important for them. As the market for long haul travel toys with very low fares coupled with revenues from...Jump to post
DTW-LHR is an underserved market even the WCAA lists it as an initiative to bring more capacity into the market. DTW-LON was two daily for decades until Delta took it over and ever since it has been 10 or less. It was only last summer with VS that it was double daily through the entire summer. Hope...Jump to post
Emirates being Emirates, I'd be delighted if they come up with a proposal to buy 10% of Delta next week!Jump to post
I strive to see both sides of the ME3 / Free Skies argument. Pretty much every airline around the globe gets some sort of government support, and calling some of it subsidy is widely open to interpretation and a matter of degree. Now - at this very moment for QR to announce an intention to buy a sub...Jump to post
This tag is probably a victim of Argentina's improving economy. Air France can now fill EZE-CDG with EZE passengers so the cost/benefit balance of tag shifted. On the other hand, it is probably the Brazil routes that need help, so routing passengers through GRU in cooperation with G3 keeps the curre...Jump to post
New York suburbs:
SWF - after many false starts, maybe the push from Norwegian will put it on the map.
HPN - self inflicted wounds
TTN - Build it (a terminal) and they will come.
Someone mentioned ABE above, but if TTN can't make it, no reason to hope that ABE can.
BOB - Bora Bora. What is unusual about Bora Bora is that there is no land-side. There is air-side, and there is water-side. You get your bags and need to get on a boat to leave. SKZ - Skukuza, South Africa. It is the coolest bagagge claim in the world. https://skukuzaairport.com/passenger-baggage-ha...Jump to post
This is a complex topic and you can easily miss relevant aspects of it. Japan and Korea are relatively small countries. Japan is a bit bigger but its economy relies on Shinkansen too, which has been in operation since 1966. The US is an entirely different story and its industrial economy from 1930s ...Jump to post
(...) You're off base here. I personally know people who often travel with a support dog to prevent panic attacks. This is business travel and one of the people I am referring to probably is a 10 million miler. He uses a highly trained dog, not just some random family pet. (...). A 10-million miler...Jump to post
This Norwegian list is pure entertainment. I do not doubt that Norwegian can base half a dozen narrow-bodies in Argentina to do short-hauls. But half of the Argentinian economy exists around Buenos Aires, so the volume for much more will come a long time from now. Among Latam, Aerolineas e Andes, th...Jump to post
Waterbomber wrote:The Pentagon praises Qatar while POTUS praises the fact that they're being isolated.
Trump is supposed to be good friens with Putin, yet a B-52 was intercepted by Russian fighters at the Russian borders.
There is growing interest among Brazilians for travel to South Africa. It may be that the new JJ service stimulated the market outside Sao Paulo. I know several people who have been or have travel booked for the near future. With the limited service between Brazil and southern Africa, the city pair ...Jump to post
The only feelings hurt here seem to be those of certain Brazilians that still can't reconcile with the fact that their largest airline is in Chilean hands now. Corporations from all over the world own businesses in other countries. The question that relates to this thread is whether Lan is a good o...Jump to post
(...) TAM was a basket case before LAN got its hands on it. One in fact could argue that it had been so since the untimely death of Comandante Rolim. LAN acquired TAM, no matter how it was spun back then. This was not a merger of equals. The Chileans call the shots here. No need to belittle them or...Jump to post
I think the A350s and 77W are fairly new. The 77Ws are being returned starting next year. As already someone mentioned, some A350s are being leased to Qatar. Both the 77W and the A350 orders happened before Lan bought TAM. One could say Lan is destroying the long-haul fleet of TAM. I much more woul...Jump to post
LATAM's intent is to keep their main Chile arm with the latest technology and send to LATAM Brazil the 1980's technology. Those 767s will fly from Brazil to Europe/USA until the 2040's.Jump to post
Some of the possibilities listed in this thread are downright financially crazy. Build another double-decker VLA with a smaller cross section? Sounds like an attempt to make a smaller mistake! Make the A380 into a twin? It is like renovating a house built in 1700. It will cost as much as making a ne...Jump to post
I'd put QF into the list, ordering enough frames to keep SYD-LAX up and running. It's a textbook trunk route, with airport capacity issues on both sides, narrow acceptable time windows due to east-west orientation, and traffic rights issues preventing others from undermining the route. If Airbus ca...Jump to post
I'd shorten that even further. EK and SQ. LH has 748s and orders for 779s and BA seems content with replacing the balance of their 744 fleet with A350-1000s and 787-10s. SQ is suffering pressure from the ME3 and may need a bigger schedule to compete. That leads to smaller aircraft. SIN has plenty o...Jump to post
I see little additional orders for new A380s in the next 20 years apart from EK, QR, BA, AF, LH, QF, DL, UA, SQ, CX, AA, AC and similar Hub based airlines operating international networks growing 10-15% every 3 years and oil catching up again. Was that a joke? I would shorten that list considerably...Jump to post
that's a very expensive bet from SQ. The reason is simply that an airline cannot sell bargain basement Y fares on a ULH route. The way the numbers pan out, a cheap Y seat sold on a nonstop might not even cover its own flying costs. For that reason, if projected revenue out of the Y cabin would be l...Jump to post
(...) And yet, in spite of your concerns, Norwegian is pushing ahead with their plans for Argentina. http://atwonline.com/airlines/norwegian-pushes-ahead-argentina Of course, you'd be singing a different tune if they had chosen Brazil. Sour grapes, perhaps? If we stick to logical arguments instead ...Jump to post
I rather see an open deck on top of the fuselage of the A380 with a couple of hot tubs for first class passengers.Jump to post
I believe this one when fly it. Argentina has a new, progressive government, but a protectionist record. The domestic market is still very small due to the economic decline of the last several years. Then there is that split between short-haul at AEP and long-haul at EZE, which is bad for any airlin...Jump to post
Federal law under Social Security rules for disability payments . Federal law under the ADA . Your statements are misleading. Obesity is NOT a disability per ADA. Obesity by itself is just it. Impairments caused by obesity are considered a disability. A person who is just overweight - but can do ba...Jump to post
(...) But the 767 isn't a particularly competitive product, especially in Y, and I can't help but think that AA's better long-term solution, if the carrier wants to increase capacity into AMS for the summer, is just to consolidate down to a single east coast hub with a larger aircraft (i.e., PHL-AM...Jump to post
With 12 to 16 flights a day between Newark and San Francisco and L.A., I do not believe there is a shortage of premium seats in these markets, even if the majority of flights are flown with 16 seats in the premium cabin. I tried to make bookings for the coming Sunday and Monday and pretty much every...Jump to post
(...) Once AA commits to this move, one of its competitors might, for example, put an extra row of seats in F or tout that its 739 has 20 seats in F compared to 16 seats in AA's 32B. Ultimately, this may prove to be yet another bad decision made by AA management. Are you implying that an airline th...Jump to post
Planesmart wrote:Because Boeing was offering the 737 at super low prices.
The problem is if leisure travelers suddenly disappear AA can't make enough off just the premium traffic and freight to pay for a widebody (in most cases). And of course jetblue would have mint. If leisure traffic suddenly disappears, Copa is going to suddenly disappear. They will have a much bigge...Jump to post
AwysBSB wrote:Now I hope QF does not take so long time to launch SYD-GRU nonstop.
Typical American company. They can do all sorts, affect other companies financially, but when another foreign company does it vice versa, oh no thats not on..... You don't seem to have been reading the news. This is stuff Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer have done to each other in the past. B...Jump to post