The only urgent need is the fact that the A321neo is 25% more efficient than the 752 and that's a lot of money they'd be leaving on the table by not making the switch on the longer routes. With 100 firm orders it will be very hard to explain to shareholders why the gas guzzling 752 are not being re...Jump to post
I don't know if DL has made much of a turnaround or not...perhaps they are simply under-reporting. DL is known for spinning financial reports so why not spin these stats as well. Well, I could tell you about the secret Delta Pet Sematary at the Atlanta Airport, where mishandled animals are miraculo...Jump to post
I'm told Alaska's second in command, Ben Minicucci, sent an e-mail to pilots that informed of the airline's upcoming first quarterly loss in 7 years due to increased competition and higher costs. If it's a loss due to writeoffs, that's expected and not a problem. If it's an actual operating loss, t...Jump to post
Stunning. AA pilots negotiate an industry leading contract, Doug gives them a mid-contract raise of 8% without getting anything in return, and it's still not enough. When you have a union, you get what you negotiate. That's collective bargaining. If AA pilots wanted better profit sharing, they shoul...Jump to post
DEN is the 4th largest domestic O&D airport in the USA. STL doesn't crack the top 30. Given that Southwest still likes to call itself a point-to-point carrier, a decision between big expansion at DEN or STL was a no-brainer. Huh? :shock: Not even close. http://www.city-data.com/forum/aviation/1...Jump to post
Boeing is guilty of price dumping too. They know they did it with the 787 and the 73W to UA Boeing is not guilty of price dumping to UA. Price dumping occurs when a foreign manufacturer exports a product at a price lower than what is charged in the domestic market. Which is exactly what Bombardier ...Jump to post
If they have paid to secure those options, I find it very hard to see how an order without options can be cheaper. BA originally took the options back in 2007. Agreed - I would think the pricing on 10 year old options would be rather favorable unless there were some unfavorable cost escalation clau...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:And Leahy's confidence that a deal will get done suggests that they must be pretty close on the pricing.
I look at this as "Emirates is willing to take 36 A380s if Airbus is willing to sell them at or below cost." For strategic reasons, Airbus would like to keep the pipeline primed. Emirates knows this. So Emirates would have extracted the maximum value from their position as sole prospectiv...Jump to post
"The Wall Street Journal looks at seven key operational metrics for their rankings, including on-time arrivals, canceled flights, extreme delays, 2-hour tarmac delays, mishandled luggage, involuntary bumping and complaints." So what is wrong with those metrics, and what would you propose ...Jump to post
cvgComair wrote:I just removed it from the article, there is no sourcing to support this.
Airbus is proposing an industrial partnership with China to save the A380: https://www.ft.com/content/f67dd44e-f345-11e7-88f7-5465a6ce1a00 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/airbus-plots-china-deal-to-save-its-a380-superjumbo-3lfcptksw So it's kind of ironic that Bombardier turned to Airbus to prov...Jump to post
n7371f wrote:Not same models. AS is a Recaro slimline.
An expensive way of avoiding tax, if you ask me :) Americans excel at throwing a dollar away to save 35 cents in tax. There is an almost irrational hatred of paying taxes. The new tax bill sets up for a lot of capital spending, as I believe it will allow the spender to recoup much of the spending v...Jump to post
I just don't see how or why anybody could really think decentralizing central coast air service by pushing for more out of SMX is really all that great of an idea. SMX had UA express service from the 80s until 2016, so it's not like you are talking about some airport that never had scheduled servic...Jump to post
There are plenty of growth left in the Chinese market. While a380 hasn't been a hit thus far, that does not preclude a vla from making meaningful impact in the future. They could be used in different ways. For example during the Chinese New Year and other golden weeks, special operator flown high d...Jump to post
mcogator wrote:My DL flight, DL167 NRT-SIN on Nov 6 was cancelled. Does that not count on the 42 day streak, or did I misread it?
SBA-DFW in August was at about 75% LF, per the T100s. UA has now pulled mainline off of SBA-SFO and SBA-DEN in Q1 2018. SFO loads were dismal. Great airport that faces all too many challenges from LAX and BUR. SBA had no mainline for years, then three airlines brought in mainline service in the spa...Jump to post
That kind of thinking has saddled Boeing with sizeable losses on the 748i. . There is no reason to believe AB won't be making money on each A380 they deliver now and in the future, regardless of production turning red again. There are lots of invoices to be written once the aircraft is out of the d...Jump to post
People don't understand why Airbus cannot pull out of the VLA market & thus of the A380. 1. It keeps price pressure on the 777X & 787. In a monopoly like Boeing enjoyed for 30+ years with the 747, they could easily racket say $10 million more per WB frame, if not more, times the some 2000 W...Jump to post
Ouch. 225 million in interest expense this quarter alone. 33 billion in long term liabilities. Those shiny new airplanes do cost a nickel or so. :D A very nice quarter overall. :cloudnine: Be interesting to see if Doug holds domestic capacity flat given Scott's plans for significant domestic growth.Jump to post
Probably going to end up with the best margin since other major airlines all had a lot more exposure to hurricane season. That's one benfit to operating in the west coast. And a drawback to operating on the West Coast is AS has no less than 5 major operations (ANC, SEA, PDX, SFO, and LAX) sitting o...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:The Thompson concept has been around for quite some time. Is any airline using it?
But if your client came back to you asking for a new bigger loan, but wanting a lender who was sympathetic, and reasonable, and not simply going to enforce the letter of the contract at all times, might you be persuaded to take a cut in your profits on loan #1, in order to remain the lender of choi...Jump to post
I've asked for a link to a consolidated statement on all RLI outflows and inflows and no one has been able to produce such. All we get bits and pieces of various statements made to various legislative bodies. If it was such a great winner for the taxpayers, you'd think someone would put together su...Jump to post
Regardless, there is no doubt that the government cost of borrowing is less than normal commercial rates, but that is what the US signed up for . Fair enough. When looking at all the RLI programs since 1992, Airbus have repaid far more than they borrowed. This imbalance is what Airbus are now seeki...Jump to post
B737900ER wrote:The customer is unwilling to pay for a better experience. This has been proven over and over again.
Canada moving production to the Airbus plant in Alabama is ironic to the extreme. Canada is not happy about the US having right to work states. https://slate.com/business/2017/09/canada-wants-the-u-s-to-scrap-its-right-to-work-laws.html And a bunch of Canadian work just got moved to a non-union fact...Jump to post
I'm curious as to why SNA not only limits operations, but the number of seats over the course of a year. The airport has a maximum annual passenger cap - 10.8mil, so they allow about ~12.5mil seats annually. Exactly. There are settlements going back to 1985. The latest runs through 2030. http://www...Jump to post
nsmiles Market B6 fare Avg LF 236 LASLGB $100 76 372 LGBOAK $98 70 372 LGBSFO $98 68 372 LGBSJC $94 59 404 LGBSMF $113 81 415 LGBRNO $105 88 590 LGBSLC $114 79 859 LGBPDX $98 91 978 LGBSEA $112 93 1242 AUSLGB $177 91 2510 LGBJFK $232 80 2611 BOSLGB $233 80 Some of these routes are showing decent RA...Jump to post
I think APF has a huge NIMBY problem as well. There was a big thing about B6 expressing interest in serving APF. Pretty sure it was JFK-APF they were considering, but I think they needed a longer runway or something and the NIMBYs went ballistic. Anyone remember this? There's a thread about it on h...Jump to post
Is Kirby opening him self up to some legal problems by giving away proprietary information about his ex employer? Since he went to UA with no problems after leaving AA he did not have a non-compete and bringing this up in the board room at UA would not be a problem. But putting this out to the publ...Jump to post
The more interesting question - on the subject of things outside United's "control" - is how AA and Delta may respond to that level of capacity growth by United. This. I would hardly expect AA and DL to sit idly by and continue their capacity restraint while UA is bumping their capacity a...Jump to post
Cant see how earthquake had anything to do with it. These decisions are not made overnight, and instead are result of multi-week reviews internally. So WN is actually returning these slots almost 9 months before the service would have started? Wow, makes me wonder if the yields and loads on their c...Jump to post
bob75013 wrote:You continue to ignore the fact that DL could have leased one of both of the UA gates. It declined to. If DL was dependent on the asset, then it should have gotten control of it.
Now, if B6 really wanted to make a splash at ATL, they would announce MINT service from ATL to SFO/LAX. That would surely get the immediate attention of Delta. Definitely!! :eyepopping: JetBlue is entering the largest single airline hub on earth, and thus obviously knows it will never rival Delta o...Jump to post
dubaiamman243 wrote:Airbus has said that Emirates is the first airline to enjoy Airbus preference in the world.
And since I would have lived it in the landing flight path, I am glad the super rich didn't give me their problem. And, I might add, my mom and sister would have lived in the departure path.. Except you folks did luck out as there ain't nothing noisier than a military air base. So your problem was ...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Likely will see further growth as effective August 1st, SWA was awarded 2 additional slots permanently that were returned by AA.
The violations and the large recent spike is certainly all JetBlue's own doing. Just looking at the schedule today, B6 has 5 flights timed within 30 mins of the curfew. Invariably something likely goes wrong near daily as result. Good points. I guess even if WN schedules a late flight, it won't be ...Jump to post
I fly, on average, about 300,000 miles a year mostly split between AA and DL across all cabins, so I feel pretty comfortable saying that AA's service has improved dramatically when compared to the pre-merger company. There are some high mileage travelers who do not agree.... http://viewfromthewing....Jump to post
This would make an excellent press release. :champagne: Thank you? You're most welcome if your goal is to be an AA fanboy. Mission accomplished. :) I am curious, is AA's " robust and hugely profitable " domestic network more robust and more hugely profitable than UA or DL? Are AA's except...Jump to post
It may not be, but as the merged and now more stable and mature American Airlines has exceptionally deep pockets, a brand new fleet and highly competitive product, a robust and hugely profitable domestic network, improved service, and a real shot at a new Asian relationship, it's better equipped to...Jump to post
DL has larger market share and flies to more places than B6 in NYC because it has more slots. B6 is pretty much using every good slots that it has in JFK and every slot it has in LGA. And it's very profitable in NYC even years after DL decided that they want to dominate NYC (and have the lowest mar...Jump to post
Precisely. The people running both AA and China Southern are far smarter and, needless to say, far better informed than A.net Delta fanboys. They have obviously done the math, and obviously feel that the "strategic relationship" these two carriers have formulated - the investment portion ...Jump to post