Welcome to a.net No "hub" was suggested or implied. Having DL at KEF once or twice a day from the West would just close a marketing loop FI and WW are taking advantage of. That's all. This is not how KLM works: for practically all flights to North America, they offer either nonstop flight...Jump to post
After over a decade of reading other people's posts, my first reply. KLM has a strong presence in Scandinavia, because SAS does not fly to a lot of destinations that KLM does, it does not matter a lot for Norwegian passengers to change planes in CPH or AMS, and other major carriers have not entered...Jump to post
It is somewhat of a missed opportunity. KL could compete as it has partner, DL, on the other end, serving KEF-USA. Icelandair carriers offer free KEF stopovers as an incentive to attract additional passengers. So besides a huge AMS feed for Skyteam, KL/DL (traffic rights permitting) could perhaps us...Jump to post
Load Factor wise I'd have thought Edelweiss ZRH-TPA-ZRH would be a lot higher. This one is all over the board...Jump to post
NW leadership knew that the airline was unsustainable in the future, which is why they actively sought a merger. MEM was never any good. NRT was also doomed. DTW and MSP are fantastic hubs, but alone cannot support a global network carrier in the 21st Century. NW knew this then, even if you don't n...Jump to post
Same problem as jetlanta's post earlier in this thread. There's still a complete lack of reasoning and facts behind the outlandish statements. NW leadership knew that the airline was unsustainable in the future, which is why they actively sought a merger. MEM was never any good. NRT was also doomed...Jump to post
The reason that Delta doesn't celebrate northwest's heritage is that they began removing special liveries (other than SkyTeam) to try to begin a brand turnaround following the merger. You need to take a look at what Delta was to consumers 10 years ago. Delta had a horrible reputation as an airline....Jump to post
Purely anecdotal, I know, but yet, very telling. I know of several top 6 figure earners in the TPA market that will drive to MCO to fly their families to Europe on Norwegian for a couple weeks. Flying is such a commodity nowadays, nobody cares. People, including well off professionals, prefer to spe...Jump to post
I don't see how the threadstarter has any more credibility than Airways Mag. The author is sticking it's neck out at least. Whereas the threadstarter is clearly hooting and hollering from the bleachers, something a.net has been known more for, lately. UA needs to make capacity adjustments. Even DL. ...Jump to post
The dialogue between commavia and jetlanta is key at this point. They get to the heart of the matter. Beach market. Right now I'm leaning that it's not a key strategy for DL. But jetlanta is right also; where else to put the planes? South America and Europe are mediocre. Gotta fly the capacity somew...Jump to post
So now, obviously, SRB does the bidding for DL.
Grand. Just grand. Whatever. Article (and SRB) is all crocodile tears.
An older issue of Airliner World magazine (I've since tossed it), said SJC and AS were looking specifically at transcons, especially Florida. I don't se DAL unless AS has already made up it's mind to keep the VX gates and transfer it's DFW routes down the road. If anything, I'm mostly troubled by t...Jump to post
So what's good for the cruise industry is good for the airline one. Why not?
Been there, done that.
Delta continues to make huge profits and remains in a class by itself when it comes to how it is run vs. the other 2 major US airlines, but what is to become of their Pacific network? Going into the merger with NW, it was a serious competitor, though perhaps not as large as UA, but in the last few ...Jump to post
Single pilot does carry huge additional risk in cases of additional work load or physical incapacity.
I always like flying with a ppl buddy.
If you carry your loved ones in the back it's the least you should do.
In case of catastrophe, it just rules out that "what if" argument.
So the a.net "board of directors" already concludes its pilot error?
For an aviation site, I find that a tad preposterous.
The signs could be there, but come on already guys.
For the life of me I can't figure out the know-it-alls on this forum when it comes to Delta's refinery adventure. Obviously something is working for them. They like to tinker with it. They're discovering the ups and downs with it. And they manipulate the hell out of it. If not profits, tax advantage...Jump to post
A pilot error is a pilot error. I don't see how the level of anger can be determined by the type of error. It's truly horrific. But a maintenance error that leads to catastrophe after a number of flights is just as bad. Right? Most, if not all, accidents ARE theoretically preventable. Fuel shortage ...Jump to post
Two things strike me about this thread. Firstly, that the mods haven't yet changed the title nearly 36 hours after the confirmed crash. And more than anything, the lack of posts. This is a crash with a significant loss of life but compared to the EK crash in DXB recently where there were no fatalit...Jump to post
Still so much sloppy reporting though. A simple observation of pictures taken yesterday on board shows clearly two different aircraft interiors. So the first flight they took was a widebody. They then switched to the charter. This was all planned. No last minute plane changes. Team decals on the sec...Jump to post
Thank you "lazy eight" for keeping this discussion real.
DL is an ok employer. But there are a lot of cracks. All they're doing is balancing it out. Shareholder value is king. Employees just need to be kept barely happy. Name of the game.
You laid it out perfectly.
I still don't see why a US management team couldn't turn a European carrier around. Different market? Ok. Different politics? Meh. Different rules? Whatever. Is EU airline management currently that great? They're literally scrambling left and right. Starting new sub sub airliners to ease the pain. S...Jump to post
There is so much airliner know-how in the US currently. Throw a DL or AA management on the likes of AZ, AF, SAS and there could be hope. Seriously!Jump to post
And the rearranging of deck chairs continues...Jump to post
The TPA vs. MCO comparison will become less relevant over time. St. Petersburg and Tampa are going through a Nashville type of transition currently. The young professionals are dominating the scene. In other words, TPA is likely growing into its own, as it relates to international routes. That said,...Jump to post
Time for AMS to get with it!!!
The Norwegians of the world are running circles around the BA's, AF's, KL's and LH's of the past.
If we're talking aerodynamics efficiency, what about that satellite dome up top?
Any improvements in that area?
G-CIVP wrote:Found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ob4pDzcvg
Let's put all this in perspective for a moment. Europeans are enjoying some great low fare deals, take it to the bank, and leave the CO2 worries for another day... Just a tad hypocritical if you'd ask me. They have the biggest mouths at Climate Change Summits. Maybe tack on a $10 CO2 tax if that's y...Jump to post
It's fine if BA wants to continue LGW from TPA I guess. The O&D reasoning is justified. I just hear a lot of grumbling from Tampa folks the BA flight sucks due to lack of onwards European connectivity. LH and Edelweiss are fulfilling this function now as foreign carriers from TPA. (Aside from th...Jump to post
TPA should make a case now to BA to have its flight moved to LHR as well.Jump to post
Some of us are notably out of touch about "Tampa Bay". Yes, MCO is the big dog TA. But the niche is being sought after very smartly here. FI is right behind LH and WK. The vast area that encompasses "Tampa Bay" has the highest spending income compared to other metro areas in Flor...Jump to post
If they are talking about making this a regular route, then we should be talking about a pool where the winner accurately predicts either: (1) the speed with which it is cancelled; or (2) how much money they lose if they run it for two seasons without pulling the plug. If by "regular route&quo...Jump to post
What's more to this deal? More trust building. More give and take. A JV coupled with a final take down of NRT and onward DL flight (SIN? Gone!). That's the cream with a cherry on top. Both DL and KE would finally grow up and realize it's a win win. Just kind of painful to watch the obvious process t...Jump to post
These first pics remind me more of a clean less-is-more german/swiss look. Very sharp.
I'm sceptical about the practical functionality of the door. That particular feature may not outlive the seats' lifespan.
This announcement is just one step in a transformation that you can be sure will have many more facets. It's transformative alright! Things may look a bit painful Japan wise for DL but it's all part of a changing Asia dynamics. NW was at NRT for decades when Japan was also a more important economic...Jump to post
Me think a.net owners got a bit greedy and a little too smart for their own good.
And now they've probably killed the golden goose.
They don't even get us, airliners nuts. Go figure.
If they think I'm gonna keep coming back here as often and become a scrolling queen, forget it.
What made a.net so unique was its quirkiness. But: you could figure out the "mood" on the forum within about 60 seconds. That's all it took to scan over the titles and newsworthy stuff. Now??? Lord have mercy. This is rough man. Rough. And so much wasted space. So much scrolling. The old w...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SATexan" class="quote" target="_blank">SATexan</a> (<a href="#109" class="quote">Reply 109</a>):<br/><i>Gimme a break!! The words "Shut Up" shou...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/11725Flyer" class="quote" target="_blank">11725Flyer</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Of course...Jump to post
Key phrases: Punta Cana and Dominican Republic. Some passengers up front from here are just annoying as hell. Give this <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> a break for not shutting them up with more <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> t...Jump to post
KE is just going to have to face the music soon. Now that they "admitted" tags are wasteful, they will also realize soon codeshares are only a band aid in reaching network width and depth. They can own a bigger slice of the pie if they just check their ego, a tad. Just pick a partner already! Anyone...Jump to post