If you think that is ironic, try this. Even though AA has spent big bucks to have its name on the walls of Wrigley Field, between home plate and the dugouts, as well as a new club area behind the plate, the Cubs still fly United charters. Cubs management, as well as AA management, have been mum as ...Jump to post
On page 5 of the filing: “In the first year of operation, Swoop anticipates operating approximately 3,500 daily flights between cities in Canada, and cities in the United States.” 3,500 daily, wow ambitious lol. Obviously that’s a typo with the word “daily” accidentally slipping into the applicatio...Jump to post
Is it a write-off? :duck: Why don't we wait for the full inspection of the airframe instead of wildly speculating. :lol: It's probably just superficial smoke damage. But it's hard to tell from the photo whether there was any damage to the avionics bay. That's what will really determine the fate of ...Jump to post
Keep in mind also that WN is basically maxed out at DAL, so if they want to add, they have to take away something else. In this case, that something else was MKE.
If someone had space at DFW, they might be able to make it work.
That said, I’m skeptical about the viability of this plan.
To all quoting E-Jets: There's a reason why Embraer decided to drop the "ERJ" label for the E-Jets family :) The irony is that the 145's type certificate is EMB-145, it was then renamed/marketed as the ERJ; but the 170/190s are officially certified as ERJs and now aren't marketed as such.Jump to post
The problem with “Will airline X ever order aircraft type Y” type threads is that they are basically phrased as questions with yes/no answers that require some semblance of future-prediction capability. While there may or may not have been a specific KLM-Airbus narrowbody thread, there have been doz...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/AusAviation/status/1004207288184270848 So they'd need to sell about 35 extra seats to make the fuel burn pay difference off. I'd prefer to be filling a Q400 all the year than filling a CS300 just in high season. Riga has a population of 1million and Latvia has a population of 2....Jump to post
I've actually wondered something similar (I think) to what the OP is asking. A couple of the major downsides to built-in IFE are the cost/complexity/weight of wiring, and the fact that in many cases, it requires a giant box under the seat that serves as the IFE brain for that row, which significantl...Jump to post
Why buy a smaller aircraft carrying less cargo for the next 25 years, in a market that grows 4-5% per year? Because it's a Boeing? It just doesn't make sense at all. Or maybe because the cost savings associated with a simpler fleet and a lower trip cost exceed the revenue they expect to lose from l...Jump to post
What’s this talk about A350-1000s replacing the 777-300ER at AA? It’ll probably be the mid-2030s by the time they’re due for replacement. I’d really be surprised if those planes are still even in production by the time the replacement cycle is due. AA isn’t SQ or EK. They’re not retiring planes afte...Jump to post
I doubt it’s United for two reasons: 1) The post says it will be revealed on Monday, and Monday is a holiday in the US. I sincerely doubt they’d be making any major announcements on a holiday. 2) While I cant guarantee that it’s impossible, I would say it’s highly unlikely that the new brand would b...Jump to post
FlyHappy wrote:The Captain weighs this information. "Is there any sign of a life-threatening condition?"
"Not that I can tell"
Bongodog1964 wrote:No frame less than 24 years old
Pretty sure any program development costs would not be offset by potential (if any) customer interest. Most - if not all - airlines who currently operate 727 aircraft do it because the frames are cheap to buy, not because they need any specific performance only the 727 offers. Any further re-engini...Jump to post
UA is well into a refurbishment program on these craft. No retirements currently planned... Need to get replacements in place first... which is also being attended too at this time. Including the sidewalls? I agree with the others here. United seems to do 90 percent of the job on refurb. Not sure w...Jump to post
Regarding to the 747 retirement. Delta was planning to park the final 747s this year, as they had some 747s with the nitroglycerin tank modification. . Don't you mean Nitrogen? Nitroglycerin wouldn't make for a safe plane ride. The nitroglycerin mod is what Hollywood does to make airplane explosion...Jump to post
Where is PBC? Why is it so hard for people to write the city names in this forum? I suggest you send a message to one of the site administrators. This site USED to have a great feature where you moved your mouse over the 3 letter airport code and the name of the airport / city would pop up. Somewhe...Jump to post
And how large were those PAN AM seats compared to the current standard?? I wouldn't be surprised if those PAN AM seats are more equal to the current J seats than the current Y seats. Doubtful. They’re probably similar, in seat pitch, to Y+, or maybe a few inches more. Today’s J seats are largely li...Jump to post
$298 is $2500 today accounting for inflation Could be. And how large were those PAN AM seats compared to the current standard?? I wouldn't be surprised if those PAN AM seats are more equal to the current J seats than the current Y seats. Doubtful. They’re probably similar, in seat pitch, to Y+, or ...Jump to post
I'm not convinced by the arguments put forth. Leg room in Y is shrinking, price is not (YoY). Besides, if shrinking seats equals "competitiveness", why are trains in e.g. Europe not cramming more seats in their carriages?? (Maybe my confusion stems from the fact I'm originally from Europe...Jump to post
Plane seems fairly empty on the return. Odd that they did that. I would think that’s pretty standard for large events/conventions. People go there before the event, and leave after. The alternative to having the plane be empty on the reverse flight is to park it there for a few days, and that gets ...Jump to post
What does the cost of a one-way flight from IAH to DEN with baggage, boarding groups, etc., have to do with flying 2000 miles over water on a twin-engined plane powered by CFM56s?Jump to post
stylo777 wrote:check out the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... KyygyiMkPg
Since Southwest is a low-cost carrier, they don’t pay the air construction fees that the others do, so they’re relegated to the backroads of the air traffic network, with more potholes and such. Their higher fleet usage also means they don’t have time to inflate the wings as much, which can result i...Jump to post
United might be risk averse right now. They don't have the support systems in place to send a big airplane like the B777-200A to a non hub city. In times past you could put a CF-6 on a truck and move it anywhere you needed it. The PW4077 is a much different "animal" you can put it on a tr...Jump to post
If a system similar to the old one is to be used, then error doesn't actually matter. Sure all unrelated shorthands and short words would get highlighted with mouse tip for airport name or airlines name, but you know from context that those aren't airports so you can simply read on. There's only a ...Jump to post
I was disappointed the thread in question was closed. It was a distinct thread and any comments on that subject will get lost in the main thread (which I stopped reading after about page 2). The topic was extensively discussed on pages 7-8 in the existing thread. The competing argument to distinct ...Jump to post
My :twocents: Keep it with the @ character. Let us opt-in. I probably won't even use it, but I would much rather the post not be automatically set to change every instant of an airport code. Imagine a programming thread about SQL and having every instant be changed in reference to San Carlos Airpor...Jump to post
JackMeahoff wrote:I just traveled ORD-LGA-ORD on an AA 737-800 and we cruised at 25,000 feet both ways. Anyways...
You’re missing an important point If you have a decompression at any point on your route from JFK to LAX there are numerous airports to choose from where you can land almost immediately ETOPS planning demands that not only should you be able to lose an engine at any point during the flight and be a...Jump to post
I will never book a Hawaii flight personally on an 320/321 or 737. Have heard stories about planes arriving on fumes after stronger than expected headwinds. Couple that with an engine issue. I think it’s a disaster in the making. Be careful of “stories” you’ve heard. Without a link to an actual inc...Jump to post
I don't think anyone's fighting for service there, but Detroit City Airport last had airline service with ProAir back in the late 1990s. I flew on them a couple of times when visiting relatives in Detroit (15-20 minutes to their place vs. almost an hour).Jump to post
Aircraft may move around the system, but if you have some kind of disruption that requires schedule adjustments and/or leasing in additional lift, it’s often easier to keep those adjustments confined to a certain route or set of routes rather than having them meander through the system.Jump to post
UA flies IAH-EWR, IAH-IAD, and IAH-ORD on the 764. Those sections are flown with 763s https://www.unitedcargo.com/ShowFiles?filePath=/schedules/Widebody.pdf That schedule is incorrect. I’m pretty sure UA doesn’t fly any 764s to ORD, and recently consolidated their 764s to EWR because of the CO/UA c...Jump to post
One of the arguments for passengers wanting to connect in ANC is that lower fares can be had for connections vs non stops (why that would be attractive to a non-LCC to offer, I don’t know). But aren’t fares to Asia from the US/Canada generally in the toilet? A couple years ago I was able to get a Y ...Jump to post
It would have originally gone to Northwest Airlines (nee Delta) I know I'm being really nit-picky here, but "nee Delta" is not a correct use of the term. "Nee" means formerly known as (often used to reference someone's maiden, or "birth" name). Northwest was not born o...Jump to post
Back when Midwest Airlines switched from all (domestic) first class seating to a combination of first and economy, they branded their F seats as signature service.Jump to post
With the TATL JV, I'm surprised the route wasn't transition to a UA 763 with a smaller a/c especially on the premium side. Does UA have 763s to spare? Considering that they're currently sending planes through cabin refurbs, plus needing to cover for 777s going through the same, they might not have ...Jump to post
MrHMSH wrote:When the customer is an A330 operator but not a 787 operator the picture may be different.
AA pay penalties to Airbus: ITEM 1.02 TERMINATION OF MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT American and Airbus S.A.S. (Airbus) have entered into an agreement to terminate the parties’ Amended and Restated Airbus A350 XWB Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 2, 2007 (the Airbus A350 Purchase Agreement) a...Jump to post
Exactly. The fleet streamlining has also the part of the maintenance. Concentrating the maintenance needs of the widebody fleet in only two aircraft types with a common rating between each other (787 and 777), instead of going for a third type without that commonality, at least in AA (A350XWB or A3...Jump to post
The CASM of the 788 is only better than 763 if you can sell the 15+% extra seats. Hate to be nit-picky, but CASM doesn't depend on selling the seats. CASM is cost per available seat-mile. The seat-mile is available whether someone buys a ticket for it or not. The overall financial return might be b...Jump to post
So what is the offset-deal? Unless Boeing pays for the lost Airbus deposits, it would be crazy not to cut a deal with Airbus in which the A350 order is replaced with a sizeable narrowbody order for A32Xs. But they already have a ton of A320s on order, plus a bunch of 737s they deferred because they...Jump to post
They had 42 A319/320s on order before the merger Those orders were cancelled. Not prior to the merger. I'll admit I can't find the actual cancellation date, but articles from 2008 (two years before the merger) indicate that UA was already expecting to cancel the order, and had basically cancelled t...Jump to post