Flying is already the smallest expense of skiing in Colorado. Most ski areas have ski passes that are more than $100 per day. While affordable condo rentals can be had in some areas, they are not so convenient. Skiing in Innsbruck is a lot cheaper.Jump to post
Why does AR need to fly to Australia when they have so many other issues. Worry about Miami and Madrid, the two most important international destinations for AR. For AR flying to Sydney is "pie in the sky" ego. AR;s mission should be to fix the airline for sale. From Argentina to the US A...Jump to post
Not sure why some here think that the -800 NEO would not be a viable option because it has not been ordered yet. As long as the -900 NEO flies and is supported by Airbus, there will be no problem in getting support for the -800. They are essentially identical airplanes save for a few structural dif...Jump to post
Posters here appear to be discounting the a330neo as a viable option for AR. The 330-800 251t variant available 2020 has a whopping 8,150nm, or circa 15,000km, range easily capable of doing EZE-AKL, or even EZE-SYD. All here should remember AR already operates an all-Airbus wide body fleet, making ...Jump to post
Frequency has an upper limit. You don't need more than 10 flights per day between two points. Airlines will happily upgauge at this point.
QR is not in any danger. People who think the blockade is still hurting QR are probably the same people who think QR stopped flying when it hit. It has been almost one year since the blockade and QR has bounced back with tons of new destinations and explosive growth. EY very much is in trouble, but...Jump to post
(...) AD is richer but they seem to make poor investment choices. Many of their foreign investments have lost money, and many of their investments at home haven't paid off. From the looks of it, they always try to play catch up with Dubai. They are spending billions of dollars on KIZAD port, but Je...Jump to post
To understand the future of EY, one needs to remember why EY was created in the first place. The main goal was for it to support the local economy as it shift away from oil dependency, part of AD 2030 vision. To understand how important EY to AD, you need to look past the airline op side and look a...Jump to post
Multiple airports is a bad deal. Even splitting LCCs from other carriers, one is assuming that such a split is voluntary and clean. Travelers can assemble multiple itineraries in separate bookings creating unique origin-destination pairs. Imagine if the Ryanair operation at Stansted and the BA opera...Jump to post
In either case, it's still a win for Airbus In the latter situation, who's to say that the airline might not have gone for the 789? I'm sure Airbus would rather take a hit on revenue by taking an A338 over an A359, than see Boeing sell an 789 over an A359; any day. Really?? If Boeing unshelved the ...Jump to post
(...) The 330-800 offers: - lower (list) capital acquisition costs overnight compared to the Dreamliner - superior 8-abreast Y class passenger comfort - flexible delivery timing - superior range with the 251t variant to be released in two years (...) These are all questionable. 9-abreast in the 787...Jump to post
"De facto" subsidies, Chapter 11, tax-breaks... these are all entertaining. You guys need to do a bit of research before posting. The United States is in an enviable position: It has a functioning market for air travel with competitors that are ALL privately owned. There are very few count...Jump to post
Max Q wrote:AirFiero wrote:O/W?
I thought he meant ‘one way landing’
Which is usually a good thing
Love people using abbreviations that are only decipherable to them..
Revenue does not equate to profit. Putting another row of Economy seats will not increase profit margins. The associated costs and ticket price per seat of an extra row of economy will not increase profits. It will however decrease passenger seat space, crew work areas/galley space, perhaps even re...Jump to post
Cabotage is an outdated source of limiting competition. Here in the US for example, we have no national air carrier to protect. We allow foreign electronic, almost all transportation, food, beverage, oil, home products, furniture, and appliance companies to sell here, why should airlines be treated...Jump to post
It is not a matter of absolute population numbers, but a case of per capita travel/income. Brazil has 5 times the population of Argentina; yet for travel to the US, which is what ultimately AA is more concerned with, Brazilian nationals only double Argentinians (roughly 1 M to 500K) in terms of arr...Jump to post
I find surprising that MIA-CNF has had a very variable number of frequencies over high and low season for many years. Recently AA had stuck to 6 x week or daily regardless of season. Then suddenly it is out of the market. Bipolar disorder? Anyway, as I have said, I don't think US-Brazil is going to ...Jump to post
Delta has a single flight to EZE and its pretty foolish to think LAX-EZE would even be considered before JFK and probably DTW/MCO (both of which would be slightly, only slightly, less stupid of an idea than LAX-EZE).(...) Delta already tried JFK-EZE and it was a big flop. Now they are trying JFK-GI...Jump to post
In addition to new LAX service, with Brazil picking up again in a major way, AA will be returning to some of the Brazilian markets it exited later this year. I would think Porto Alegre and Recife come first given the market size is largest from those two. I would be so entirely surprised about that...Jump to post
"God-given"? If you want to be taken seriously you should consider your arguments and wording. The Gun Lobby is making huge mistakes, and it is going to come back to haunt them. They don't support banning semi-autos, so mass-shootings are creating a swell to repeal the Second Amendment. W...Jump to post
"God-given"? If you want to be taken seriously you should consider your arguments and wording.
The Gun Lobby is making huge mistakes, and it is going to come back to haunt them. They don't support banning semi-autos, so mass-shootings are creating a swell to repeal the Second Amendment.
I give this flight less than a year before it gets shed.
. I think Airbus is really after replacement of the 45 777-200ER's delivered between 1999 and 2003. By A350s, like many other airlines. (...) For the 777-200ER replacement, the 787-9 would be a step back in payload-range and capacity. The 787-10 lags the payload-range. The 777-300ER's are still you...Jump to post
I'm United 1K with 3-4 Asia trips, and one or 2 EU trips a year, and I have to say the Polaris seat is exactly what I want. I've no interest in looking across the cabin. Just a comfortable seat, plenty of storage, and privacy. Those that don't like the dividers can always fly coach and get cozy wit...Jump to post
TV Networks like CNN, ABC or CBS are based in big liberal metropolis. The nature of that work attracts younger professionals with a bit of a liberal mindset as well. I have no problem accepting that - by their own nature, they are not businesses that have a conservative perspective. Really - if a TV...Jump to post
I've personally flown to Heathrow and Amsterdam etc to board transatlantic flights which of course came back over Ireland heading to Canada and USA but I would be a bit annoyed to travel all the way east to IST then all the way back and over my house again. Quite common for short distances like LHR...Jump to post
OMG, every about 18 months a thread is started in a.net about a narrow body dual aisle! Aisles do not generate revenue. They are empty space that enables access to seats people actually want to pay for. Please go back to archives and search for this topic. It has been discussed ad nauseam.Jump to post
Only for Democrats though, because they do not have God on their side as the Conservatives do. Well some of them anyway. Having God on his side wasn't very helpful to Roy Moore. Evangelicals who are unconditional supporters of Trump and other creepy men just don't understand they are doing a disser...Jump to post
This seems relevant: https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/974450928714747906 That is hilarious. I see ZERO chance of this meeting happening. I doubt Jon Ping-Pong will meet in South Korea - a close US ally. He might agree to meet in China, but I think the Chinese will balk at that. There are too ...Jump to post
BA has never been known for seat comfort in economy. That has been the case for decades. In the mid-80s I flew L1011 on BA intra-Europe. The cabin was 10-abreast and the seats were very narrow. In the late 80s I flew intra-Europe 757. The pitch sucked.. Wrong. The TriStar (European network only) di...Jump to post
Trump an Evangelical? Really? That is not pot. That has to be LSD or something heavier. The guy functions with no principles. I do think it is NOT a big deal that Trump had sex with all these women. That is a problem between Trump and Melania. What happened afterwards matters to all of us because it...Jump to post
Fox News deceives its consumers - starting by its name. It is not "News". It is opinion. Fox News ability to do its own investigative work and come up with original newsworthy material is not there. They should be renamed Fox Opinion. We consumers should start a class-action lawsuit and ge...Jump to post
A bit too much hyperbole. Nice airport. Like many in the world. It will open with 150-160 departures per day so it will be rather under-used for the foreseeable future.Jump to post
BA has never been known for seat comfort in economy. That has been the case for decades. In the mid-80s I flew L1011 on BA intra-Europe. The cabin was 10-abreast and the seats were very narrow. In the late 80s I flew intra-Europe 757. The pitch sucked. In the early 90s 747-200 between NY and London....Jump to post
I don't quite get it. Is B6 saying that in order to be consistent, United has got to come out publicly against ALL 5th freedom routes by foreign carriers touching the US? I don't see that posture as the only one that is consistent. The equivalent service to EK's 5th freedom routes would be Air China...Jump to post
If everything we read about airlines adding capacity in Argentina is true, there will be no money to be made in air travel there for a long time. It doesn't matter how much of a boom the economy goes through, the market simply can't absorb the amount of capacity that is being talked about by new ent...Jump to post
If they make business class too good on the three class planes, fewer people will buy first class. Emirates intentionally makes 3 class planes have a first class product that is superior to business. If they put their best business class product on the three class planes, first class is cannibalize...Jump to post
If such a merger ever becomes reality, I believe the combined airline would easily be able to launch a hub at either STL or MCI. The Eastern half of the US is a lot more densely populated than the Western half. An airport like BNA might be a superior geo location and catches the market between the ...Jump to post
They re-configured 77L's and no premium economy? I find EK quite slow at bringing its product to the present.Jump to post
Public money should not subsidize someone's travel? I take it you do not drive on roads, then? Transportation systems enable economies. They are utilities in many respects. Transportation is not a true economic good, which should be apparent to anyone who studies the market. You keep reducing this ...Jump to post
(...) I don't find the "but other industries are worse" argument particularly compelling. Especially not with regards to healthcare. Indeed, in some ways both healthcare and air transport are more like public goods than they are true private enterprises, and perhaps they ought to be manag...Jump to post
Terrible news for consumers. Contrary to all of the chest thumping about consumer choice, while ignoring the fantastic rise in corporate power that has enabled a historically exceptional transfer of wealth from working people to the richest, I contend that all this boils down to a mechanism to char...Jump to post
Interesting study showing that Uber and Lyft drivers net only $3.37 per hour. That puts a ramp job at $10 per hour well above the lowest rung of the ladder. Ideally everyone in society should be able to earn a living wage, I agree. But society is not ideal. I have to ask: Those advocating higher min...Jump to post
It might not be complicated, but the room for error is a lot less than stocking shelves and a lot of other professions in general. The standard expected for someone working on the ramp is exponentially higher than somebody working at McDonalds. (...). "Standard exponentially higher" is no...Jump to post