You all can't sit here then and defend AS's hostile takeover of VX. They don't plan on keeping anything VX except for maybe the employees, if even. This was 110% an acquisition to dispose of a competitor, nothing more, nothing less. People complain of DL and B6 fanboys but AS fanboys are on a diffe...Jump to post
B6 uses E32 for their R.O.N. and first departure. D3 a CUTE gate is used for the other flights. AS uses D3 for its 3 daily flights as well. No word on E though. It gets really packed on D with F9, AS, B6 and NK operating all of their flights from only 6 gates. B6 wants to add FLL, MCO and JFK, but ...Jump to post
Profits were NOT up 40%, BTW. OP gets sent back to income-statement school. :) Yes, revenue up 40% and operating expenses up 50%. That's not a good formula, though I expect the higher expenses are part of the merger plan and will eventually be reduced. At least 2Q looks better than the first half 1...Jump to post
Revenue is up 40% as the 2016 numbers do not include Virgin America. The 2017 numbers do include Virgin America, thereby a 40% increase.
http://investor.alaskaair.com/phoenix.z ... ID=2288913
Uh, no, they shouldn't be "greatful" (sic). That is the absolute minimum acceptable thing QF could do when it's their aircraft that had issues (versus something like weather or other acts of god). Any less than that from a highly rated global airline would be ridiculous. As the flight ori...Jump to post
Quote from the article:
"Air India spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar confirmed the incident. He said both the pilots have been derostered and an investigation is on."
I suppose derostered = suspended?
I expect A.net will implode if anyone besides EK orders anymore A380s. I'm surprised to see ANA even mentioned as a possibility to top up, I thought that was was really a closed loop. BA I can understand, TG... not seeing it. But I'm hopeful on all 4 fronts. I think most here will be happy to see a...Jump to post
I could see BA and ANA topping off orders. But Thai? I think more to reduce CASM is required vs. the 779. Lightsaber Is the need mostly to reduce CASM, or is there also a need to bring down the trip cost and maybe even the capital cost? I'm kind of surprised that even EK seems uninterested in more ...Jump to post
757 design wasn't targeting long(er) range either. IMU the design objective was a short field capable, no/low infrastructure "bus stop" commuter. Airlines going TATL with the 757 was a result of having the frames on hand while the original use case has shrunk or even vanished. 757s began ...Jump to post
I think that is the opposite of what would happen. A one time loss would kill the stock price. Slowly driving down production costs and increase margin for each airplane while slowly writing down production cost to R&D is far more likely. Big write-offs is exactly what is done in corporate Amer...Jump to post
Yes, Boeing is reducing deferred costs with each 787 delivery. Is it fast enough? The answer to that is as plain as the nose on your face and everyone knows it. 100% spot on. Rather than attempt to extend the accounting block, I expect Boeing will pick a year and take much of it as a large write-of...Jump to post
If DL took no action on the inbound aircraft they are putting themselves in an awkward position. Mr Travis happens to also be an attorney and I am sure he will have his lawsuit against DL lined up. The DL "doctors" that made the call to send them to an ER are way off the mark. This issue ...Jump to post
I cannot imagine that DL would end up moving NRT-PVG to LAX-PEK. I think it's a virtual certainty that Delta will move NRT-PVG to a nonstop U.S.-China route as soon as AA's LAX-PEK authority is resolved one way or another. To me, the only question is whether that nonstop U.S.-China route is LAX-PEK...Jump to post
JetBlue A320 Captains are payed about $44/hour less than United, American, and Delta A320 Captains for performing EXACTLY the same job. Jetblue Captains should be paid a wage that is commensurate with their position. Good point, but the employees must recognize that B6 does not get the same revenue...Jump to post
there still is a good chance that DL will switch its NRT-PVG flight to LAX-PEK. Any day now, Delta! Delta can shift NRT-PVG to LAX-PEK anytime now. I firmly believe that Delta just hasn't done so quite yet because it wants to play out the (unlikely) possibility of succeeding in prying this LAX-PEK ...Jump to post
It's 90 miles from ATL so it should be capped. Which means they'll need over 21K pax at 199 average faer to come in under the 200 dollar cap. I doubt they will get that fare or those pax. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/52366-corporate-flight-management-awarded-4m-macon-aeas-contract EAS se...Jump to post
That was the legal structure of the deal. I understand some people may want a different outcome. They're about 17 years late and $501 million short. January 10, 2001: 6:04 p.m. ET AMR also to acquire $1.5B of US Airways assets, 49 percent stake in DC Air By Staff Writers Tom Johnson and Kim Khan NE...Jump to post
So is there some point in the future where all the fences and exceptions go away, and AA has one pilot seniority list? Pretty sad that ALPA was trying to win over the APA, and thus did not vigorously pursue the interests of their TWA ALPA union brethern. The APA is bigger than ever, and as far as I ...Jump to post
Sightseer wrote:I know the relationship's cooling off, but I wonder if AS would be interested in starting CLT to access more of the Southeast.
Also, how can you dispute AA is building an international gateway at LAX. AA has added HKG, MEX, GRU, PVG, NRT, HND, SYD and AUK. That is substantial and PEK is a logical and likely extension. If you would please look at my post carefully you will observe that I did not dispute your fact about AA b...Jump to post
AA doesn't really want? Really prove it? Fact-slots are hard to get in the market. Fact -AA is building a international gateway Hub at LAX and does want to fly the route. Yes AAfiled in response to Delta's filing they had to it's the last one available. If AA really wanted it, why did they wait unt...Jump to post
And the winner is... AA Order 2016-11-3 DOT essentially found AA would inject a new 3rd carrier competition in the West Coast-PEK market, one that both DL and UA already serve. As expected. Great news for AA. Gotta love how slow the wheels spin. Here we are 15 months after AA's filing, and 8 months...Jump to post
In theory but I can tell you trademark laws are often abused. Companies trademark things they don't even use. The USPTO will pretty much rubber stamp applications for big companies. Unless someone happens to notice a wrongfully filed application and file a challenge to it, the trademark filing will...Jump to post
In answer to some of the comments posted here: Welcome to airliners.net! I am sad to read of the Canadian court ruling, and I would have to think that your site would be protected parody in the USA. I think such sites are reasonably common, though the only one that comes to mind is the "Failin...Jump to post
TYS supposedly loses 20% passengers to primarily BNA. A good percentage of these passengers fly WN. I am not sure what would entice WN to come to TYS and spend money to open the market when they are already serving many of these passengers via BNA. Maybe the extra business passengers that are less ...Jump to post
Yes, not only prices but your place in the queue gets pushed out so if it is 5% or 8% or whatever more efficient than the predecessor it takes the late ordering Customer years to tap in to those extra savings. Every fresh order from antoher airline strengthens Boeing's negotiating position and weak...Jump to post
I'm sure the price of snacks is still negligible since none of them are expensive nut snacks. So do some math. Say a snack costs the airline 25 cents. Multiply that by say 100 passengers per flight. Multiply that by the number of daily B6 flights, and then multiply that by 365. Suddenly not so negl...Jump to post
You obviously don't understand why Mint works. It has great soft product on board with great innovative and cool food/drink choices that's loved by pretty much everyone who flew it. The FAs have to be specially trained for Mint and provide better service than the legacies. It's been able to charge ...Jump to post
Although many here are happy to see the line close (I thought this was a site for aviation enthusiasts, not accountants) this is actually good news within the bad news. It is (yet another) indication that Airbus will keep the line open until NEO is ready. Otherwise there is absolutely no need to ma...Jump to post
Surely I cannot be the first person on earth to do this. My flight out of ATL is light in Y tonight, and I had been bumped to economy comfort. Given they are going to upgrade people until economy comfort is full, I asked for a spot in standard economy so I could have an open seat next to me. They r...Jump to post
Crankyflier has a great story with photos of the actual move:
They are just trying to breath life into a dead lawsuit.
Millions of people fly everyday, there are bound to be slip ups. I am kind of shocked someone with a gluten free or other food preference doesn't travel with some suitable food just in case. Where's the "Like" button? It always amazes me when passengers with strict dietary needs and even ...Jump to post
It is indeed impressive to see the recent growth in the SBA market. I agree that the E175 seems like a better fit for DFW-SBA. I would not be at all surprised to see DFW-SBA settle into a schedule of 1-2x daily E175, with a potential upgauge of one frequency to an A319 during peak periods. Especial...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Already tried - 2007 with 737-400.
So let me see if I have it straight: The original allocations to HAV were 20 flights daily. AA 4x from MIA and 1x from CLT B6 2x from FLL (except 1x on Saturday), 1x JFK, and 1x MCO AS 1x from LAX DL 1x JFK, 1x ATL, 1x MIA F9 1x MIA WN 2x FLL and 1x MIA Spirit 2x FLL UA 1x EWR, and Saturday only fro...Jump to post
I think that Alaska might actually have trouble doing DAL-DCA flights since Alaska already has nonstops to SEA from all 3 DC airports (DCA, IAD, and BWI), already has nonstops to LAX from DCA and BWI, already has nonstop service to PDX from DCA, will start seasonal nonstop service to PDX from BWI o...Jump to post
EDIT: So that was not in the OP. It is this just posted doc. I'm very surprised as you can see. Well, goo luck to them. Less capacity will help. Not sure it will make it profitable, though, and it's a long flight on an E175 compared to the other options. Just speaking for myself, a long flight on a...Jump to post
I think that you have over simplified the situation. I agree that Mr Dao's actions were not the most sensible, but do you really feel that the outcome that we have seen was warranted? You again seem to imply that he posed a safety issue. He was sat there having done everything expected of him and b...Jump to post
If passengers physically resist the lawful process, that is assault, and they will go to jail. Somehow, almost everybody does fine with it. Only one guy is verified to have done anything wrong, the doctor. I cannot comprehend how passive resistance becomes assault. Could you elaborate? Third, the c...Jump to post
I assume the door next to the staircase is a toilet? If it is then it'll need to be a toilet for midgets, given the amount of headroom that there will be under that staircase :) My guess is that it is stairs to a below deck crew rest. Plainly it will be the cupboard under the stairs for Harry Potte...Jump to post